Eyes Wide Shut
by JLS (featuring Tinie Tempah)

Album: Outta This World (2010)
Charted: 8
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the third single by the British boy band JLS, from their second studio album, Outta This World. The song was written by JLS together with Lars Halvor Jensen and Tim McEwan from DEEKAY. The Danish production/songwriting team have collaborated with the boys on several of their other songs including, "Only Tonight." They have also worked for a number of other leading artists including Diddy/Dirty Money, Orianthi, Blue, Ashley Tisdale and Sugababes.
  • The original album track was re-worked for its single release, and additionally features British rapper Tinie Tempah. Discussing the collaboration, Marvin Humes said: "He's the best rapper in the country and the only person we wanted to work with so it would be silly not to make this a single."
  • Marvin told MTV UK how the collaboration with Tempah came about: "Tinie killed it on the track; it was a track that we'd written first of all in LA, last summer. We'd tried to work with Tinie for a long time. We were either going to feature on something of his or vice versa you know, he heard the track and he wanted to jump on it. Then we got to shoot a video with him. People don't think he was actually at the video shoot but he was."

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