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Songfacts®:

  • This was the lead single from former Jack Penate backing singer Jessie Ware's first studio album Devotion. It was released in the United Kingdom as a Digital download on February 24, 2012.
  • The drum loop used in the song's chorus of the song was based on Prince's "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker," a track from the Purple Maestro's 1986 unreleased double LP Dream Factory.
  • The music video was directed by Kate Moross. Ware discussed her approach to shooting the clip in an interview published in the Spring 2013 edition of V Magazine. "I wanted to be like, 'Bang! I'm not a backing singer anymore. This is my song, and I'm going to own it'," she declared. "I watched loads of Whitney Houston clips the night before. I wanted it to be over-the-top. I wanted to behave like a popstar."

    Ware had a last-minute mishap whilst filming the visual: "I had a whiskey before we shot," she admitted, "and on the second take I fell down the stairs... There was blood everywhere!"
  • A remix by Jessie's friends, British electronic duo Disclosure, charted in both the Netherlands and Belgium, It also became a fixture of the 2012 Festival Circuit and made various year-end best-of lists.

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