Feet Don't Fail Me Now

Album: All I Need (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • Foxes co-wrote this song with Jesse Shatkin. The American pop producer also co-wrote Sia's "Chandelier," and was an engineer on Kelly Clarkson's single "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)."
  • The song's music video was filmed in the eastern Kent coastal town of Margate. It finds Foxes play the older sister of a young boy, whom she helps blossom as a dancer. She told NME: "When I'm writing songs I always have an idea of what the music video's gonna be. Like 'Feet Don't Fail Me Now' – I had this idea, kind of Billy Elliot-inspired. I wanted to find a young dancer that was not too trained, just very naturally talented."

    "I went up to Liverpool and I ended up auditioning for a young dancer and I found this young boy who was mindblowing. He had such a natural ability to dance, he was really free."
  • Many of the songs on All I Need are about Foxes getting over a breakup. This track finds her starting over again after her heartbreak. She told The Sun: "That song represents me not wanting to go back, but start again. I was over the pain and ready for fun again. It's an empowering song about me realizing I had to sort myself out - and I did.

    I picked myself up and found an inner strength. I'm on amicable terms with my ex now and this is the beginning of a new chapter that I am really excited about."

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