Personal
by Hrvy

Album: Talk to Ya (2017)
Charted: 73
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Harvey Leigh Cantwell is an English pop singer who performs under the name of HRVY. Cantwell is also a TV presenter, whose resume includes presenting BBC's Friday Download on CBBC from Series 7 to Series 9.
  • This love-sick song was his first single to reach the UK charts. It was inspired by teen love stories from shows such as Riverdale and The Vampire Diaries. Hrvy explained to Genius:

    "I watch all these kind of shows where it's about love, basically. So I kind of wanted to write about teen love. And something that I do want to go through. I haven't been through heartbreak. I've never been heartbroken, so I kind of want to be heartbroken. So that's why I wrote it. As if I was heartbroken, but I haven't been."

Comments: 3

  • Fake Love from HeartbreakI can break your heart.
  • The Yo Boi from EnglandYAY! i can listen to the song without ads.
  • Yo Waddup from Who Knows ?Finally I understand what this song means.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Arrested For Your Art - The Story Of 2 Live Crew's "Obscene" Album

Arrested For Your Art - The Story Of 2 Live Crew's "Obscene" AlbumSong Writing

In the summer of 1990, you could get arrested for selling a 2 Live Crew album or performing their songs in Southern Florida. And that's exactly what happened.

Tommy James

Tommy JamesSongwriter Interviews

"Mony Mony," "Crimson and Clover," "Draggin' The Line"... the hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat WorldSongwriter Interviews

Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.

Jeff Trott

Jeff TrottSongwriter Interviews

Sheryl Crow's longtime songwriting partner/guitarist Jeff Trott reveals the stories behind many of the singer's hits, and what its like to be a producer for Leighton Meester and Max Gomez.

Zakk Wylde

Zakk WyldeSongwriter Interviews

When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.

Keith Reid of Procol Harum

Keith Reid of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.