Album: Step Up 3D Soundtrack (2010)


  • This is London born R&B singer Estelle's lead single from her third album All of Me. The song was premiered on February 26, 2010 via the singer's official website.
    Later it was announced that the song would no longer be the first single from the album, after it only reached #103 on the UK Chart. It was replaced with the official first single "Fall In Love," and "Freak" was instead named as only a buzz single.
  • The techno-happy track features Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall and was produced by David Guetta. Estelle previously collaborated with the French DJ on his single, "One Love."
  • The song samples Soul II Soul's 1989 hit, "Back To Life" (However Do You Want Me)."
  • The song's lyrics address people releasing their individuality, and its Nabil Elderkin-directed music video reflects this by featuring Estelle in a whole host of looks, including black body paint. The singer described the many looks featured in the clip as a "kind of a metaphor of how you control your life, so you know you have your different personalities and you know you bring them out when you need to."
  • The song was ultimately left off the final track listing of All Of Me because of its poor commercial performance. However it did feature on both the soundtrack of the Step Up 3D movie and the deluxe edition of David Guetta's One More Love album.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

David Gray

David GraySongwriter Interviews

David Gray explains the significance of the word "Babylon," and talks about how songs are a form of active imagination, with lyrics that reveal what's inside us.

Zakk Wylde

Zakk WyldeSongwriter Interviews

When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.

Krishna Das

Krishna DasSongwriter Interviews

The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.

When Rock Belonged To Michelob

When Rock Belonged To MichelobSong Writing

Michelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism.

Steely Dan

Steely DanFact or Fiction

Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?

Producer Ron Nevison

Producer Ron NevisonSong Writing

Ron Nevison explains in very clear terms the Quadrophenia concept and how Heart staged their resurgence after being dropped by their record company.