Everything You Didn't Do

Album: The Momentum (2013)


  • This uplifting lead single from Jamie Cullum's The Momentum album leapt into his life without warning. He explained: "I was singing it to myself before I knew I'd written it! I wanted to write a song that was positive about the future even if you don't always feel that way."
  • The Momentum disc has one theme running through it: "The album is about that crossover period from youth into adulthood where you still have one foot in each" explained Cullum. "You start to understand the world in such a different way and see things more as they are - both ugly and beautiful. You're caught between that fresh sense of the wider picture whilst still battling those same old issues within your own head. 'Take Me Out (Of Myself)' through to 'Everything You Didn't Do' to 'Get A Hold of Yourself.' Have I done enough? Have I achieved all that I thought I would? What about everything I didn't do?"


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