All About It

Album: People Keep Talking (2014)
Charted: 71

Songfacts®:

  • Former University of Pennsylvania student Hoodie Allen graduated in 2010 with a degree in marketing and finance. Employed by Google as an AdWords associate, he spent his evenings penning songs and sharing his music via YouTube. The music took off, and as websites began featuring Allen's songs he decided to quit his job with the tech powerhouse to follow his dream.

    On April 10, 2012, Allen's debut EP All American was released. The record sold in its first week and debuted at #10 on the US album chart.
  • This track from his debut studio album People Keep Talking, features Ed Sheeran. Allen told Billboard magazine about the collaboration with the British star. "I've known Ed for a really long time," he said. "We've always been buddies and every time he's in New York we hang out."

    "We'd never made music before and he said, 'Hey, why don't you go in the studio.' So we got to go to the studio one night and knocked out that song," Allen continued. "We finished the whole song in four hours. And eight months later after tweaking the beat nonstop, we had the final version and we knew it was going to make the album."

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