Incomplete

Album: Chaos and The Calm (2015)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Working with James Bay, who was playing a metal-bodied resonator guitar, producer Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction) remarked that the sound was somehow "Incomplete." The comment led to the closing track of Chaos and the Calm. Gosling explained to Q magazine:

    "A sound can suddenly bear an idea. With 'Incomplete,' it was the feeling of everything you want and need being around you. But there's always that feeling that maybe there's something slightly incomplete about it."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Name the Character in the Song

Name the Character in the SongMusic Quiz

With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?

Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes

Chris Robinson of The Black CrowesSongwriter Interviews

"Great songwriters don't necessarily have hit songs," says Chris. He's written a bunch, but his fans are more interested in the intricate jams.

Boz Scaggs

Boz ScaggsSongwriter Interviews

The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.

Ramones

RamonesFact or Fiction

A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.

Dean Pitchford

Dean PitchfordSongwriter Interviews

Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."

Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum

Dave Pirner of Soul AsylumSongwriter Interviews

Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.