Help

Album: Exile (2013)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This sad-yet-uplifting choir-assisted ballad was recorded around Christmas of 2011- one of the first songs Hurts laid down for Exile. The English duo enlisted a choir made up of fans from around the world for the expansive tune. "They were all brilliant," singer Theo Hutchcraft told NME. "It was such a powerful thing, watching them. So emotional. To hear a mass of people singing, 'I just need some help.' It was heartbreaking."
  • Elton John played the piano on this track. Hutchcraft couldn't believe the iconic musician agreed to help out on the song. "It was one of the greatest days of my life - for real. Watching Elton John play the piano on a song we wrote? I was speechless for weeks afterwards. Speechless," The Sun quotes the Hurts vocalist as saying. "To beat that we'll have to get a hologram of Elvis on the next one."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

"Stairway To Heaven" Lawsuit: A Timeline

"Stairway To Heaven" Lawsuit: A TimelineSong Writing

Untangling the events that led to the "Stairway To Heaven" lawsuit.

Ian Anderson: "The delight in making music is that you don't have a formula"

Ian Anderson: "The delight in making music is that you don't have a formula"Songwriter Interviews

Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."

Song Titles That Inspired Movies

Song Titles That Inspired MoviesSong Writing

Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.

Amy Grant

Amy GrantSongwriter Interviews

The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.

Trans Soul Rebels: Songs About Transgenderism

Trans Soul Rebels: Songs About TransgenderismSong Writing

A history of songs dealing with transgender issues, featuring Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Morrissey and Green Day.

What Musicians Are Related to Other Musicians?

What Musicians Are Related to Other Musicians?Song Writing

A big list of musical marriages and family relations ranging from the simple to the truly dysfunctional.