Without Me

Album: Side Effects of You (2013)
Charted: 74

Songfacts®:

  • The second single from Fantasia's Side Effects Of You album finds her hooking up with singer Kelly Rowland and rapper Missy Elliott. Fantasia and Missy penned the song with Al Sherrod Lambert, Kyle Stewart and Harmony Samuels with the latter also producing the tune.
  • Fantasia's inspiration for the song originally came from a late night phone call she had in the studio, which left her fuming. She recalled to You Know I Got Soul: "I remember coming back into the studio and I said, 'Harmony I need you give me some hood.' I took Al Sherrod's hat. He's another artist who worked with me. He's a writer and producer. Shout out to Al Sherrod. I took his hat and I was like 'let's get in the boot.' I got in there and came up with 'Really gon' make me expose you for exactly what you are.' That was my way of getting that rage and anger out and put it on the record."
  • This was one of six songs on The Side Effects Of You that Fantasia co-wrote. She told CBS: "They allowed me to write… I always wanted to do something different. I love R&B but for the level I'm at now, I wanted to do something like Rock-Soul. When you hear Rock Soul, you think of Tina Turner. You think of James Brown. I wanted so bad to do something like that."

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