Focused On You

Album: Cuffin Season (2014)
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  • Los Angeles singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger is the grandson of Jackson 5 hit-making songwriter Bobby Day ("Rockin' Robin"). After signing with TWC Music Publishing/Sony ATV Music LLC in mid-2010, Bellinger penned a series of hit tunes for the likes of Chipmunk ("Champion"), Usher ("Lemme See"), Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo ("Think Like A Man") and Justin Bieber ("Right Here"). This is a single from his debut album, Cuffin Season.
  • Lyrically, the song sets up the album. Bellinger explained to Artist Direct: "The mixtape Choose Up Season was great. It was about the single life. It told the story of how it goes when you meet someone, you're just trying to have fun, and that lifestyle. 'Focused On You' is the transition. There's a whole lot of chicks everywhere, and I'm just focused on this one girl. That ties into the story for the album Cuffing Season. Everything's making sense. I'm putting together a little journey."
  • The song features a rapped contribution from 2 Chainz. Bellinger explained: "That day I was writing it, I was like, 'We really need to get 2 Chainz.' I knew his energy, and I knew what he'd bring to the record. I didn't have any connections with him. I didn't know him. It was just a thing that I just put out there. As we finished the song and started to reach out for a feature, he loved the song, and it just worked out from there."
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