Finding My Way Back

Album: Another Round (2010)
Charted: 95
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from the American R&B singer-songwriter Jaheim's fifth studio album, Another Round. The song was co-written and produced by Philadelphia production pair Carvin & Ivan, who are Ivan "Orthodox" Barias and Carvin "Ransum" Haggins. The duo is noted for introducing Musiq Soulchild to the world and giving him his staple sound. They have also written and produced songs for Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake, Mario, Chris Brown, and Keyshia Cole.
  • Award-winning actress Regina King (Jerry Maguire, Miss Congeniality 2) both directs and stars in the song's music video, which was shot in Los Angeles on the 1st and 2nd of April 2010. King explained to Artist Direct how she hooked up with Jaheim for the clip: "If I had it my way, I wouldn't have been in the video but that's how the opportunity came. Jaheim and I met each other on the Mo'Nique show. He asked me if I would be in this video, and I told him I'd be in the video if I could direct it. That's how all of this came to be."
  • King explained the video's concept to Artist Direct: "When I told Jaheim I'd be in the video if I could direct it, he was like, 'Could you write a treatment for it?' I was like, 'Of course!' That's what you say immediately all of the time in this business. If you can't do it, then you deal with that later [Laughs]. I am a big fan of Jaheim's music. For one, I knew what I wanted to see Jaheim look like in the video because I've never seen him just be naturally sexy in one of his videos before. That was one thing I knew that I wanted. Secondly, the song tells a great story—the hook alone does. So many people can relate to someone trying to find the way back to their love. Jaheim told me he had a long distance relationship before, so I listened to the song over a couple of days and this is what I came up with."

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