The First Time

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  • Ella Henderson wrote this song with US producer Babyface, who was her biggest idol as a kid. The songstress recalled to The Sun that things didn't go quite to plan the first time she met the R&B superstar. "Me and my family call this the embarrassing moment," Henderson recalled. "I was playing a game of how many baby carrots I could fit in my mouth when he walked through the door and said, 'Hey, Ella.'"

    "I must have had about 13 in there. I couldn't talk at the biggest moment of my life."
  • Henderson explained the song's meaning to Artist Direct: "This record was a story about a certain situation," she said. "You're a young woman, and you're putting yourself out there. Sometimes, girls can feel ashamed of themselves. Guys can feel that way too."
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