Love Affair

Album: Come Fly With Me (2015)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Herb Alpert came up with this song's melody before sending it to co-producer Eduardo del Barrio to finish off. "He's a genius. I sent him what I had and he sent it back to me and we just started developing it," Alpert recalled to Billboard magazine. "I had it at 50 BPM and [del Barrio] just started developing it from there and one thing led to another. He started putting on this string passage and then I had a few sessions with him at his studio [in Los Angeles] and finished off the trumpet at my home [in Malibu]. It was pretty straightforward."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Christopher Cross

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

Bill Withers

Bill WithersSongwriter Interviews

Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."

Adam Young of Owl City

Adam Young of Owl CitySongwriter Interviews

Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.

John Lee Hooker

John Lee HookerSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.

Hawksley Workman

Hawksley WorkmanSongwriter Interviews

One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.