Ghost

Album: Lion Heart (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Jake speaks here to all his fans who feel invisible and bullied. "All the time at my shows after the show I go outside and meet the fans and I just… they pull me aside all the time crying telling me that my music has helped them and how they feel like they don't matter," he explained to MTV News. "I don't want anyone to feel like that and if I have a platform that I can reach to so many people I want to tell them that they shouldn't feel like that because there are other people. So I think it's important to put out a song with that kind of message."
  • Jake enlisted Nikki Flores to sing the hook. The Mexican-American singer-songwriter has written songs for Christina Aguilera ("Empty Words") and Nas ("Roses"). She was also the featured vocalist on the latter tune.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Art Alexakis of Everclear

Art Alexakis of EverclearSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer of Everclear, Art is also their primary songwriter.

Chris Tomlin

Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews

The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.

We Will Rock You (To Sleep): Pop Stars Who Recorded Kids' Albums

We Will Rock You (To Sleep): Pop Stars Who Recorded Kids' AlbumsSong Writing

With the rise of Kindie rock, more musicians are embracing their inner child with tunes for tots - here, we look at pop stars who recorded kids' albums.

Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

Adam Duritz of Counting CrowsSongwriter Interviews

"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.

Tony Joe White

Tony Joe WhiteSongwriter Interviews

The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"They're Playing My Song

Chris and his wife Tina were the rhythm section for Talking Heads when they formed The Tom Tom Club. "Genius of Love" was their blockbuster, but David Byrne only mentioned it once.