Thank You

Album: All Of Me (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This emotional, soulful ballad is the second single from British R&B singer Estelle's third studio album, All Of Me. The song was written by Sengalese-American singer-songwriter Akon and produced by Jerry Wonda, whose resume includes Fugees hit version of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly."
  • Despite being heartbroken, the singer is grateful for the experience of the relationship that's just ended. Estelle told Rap-Up TV she fell in love with the track as soon as she heard it. "By the time it got to the chorus I was damn near crying," she said. "It just resonated so much with me. I play it to my guy friends and they cry."
  • Wonda told The Boombox about the recording of the track: "When we did that record, we just went in. Akon officially wrote the top line, we just wanted to create something - a song you could listen to while you were driving, while you're in the club, while you're at work, while you're taking five minutes out for yoga [laughs]! Running! A song that can fit it all."

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