Forbidden Fruit

Album: Kandace Springs (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about an unattainable love that Kandace Springs likens to the apple in the Garden of Eden. She can close her eyes and see herself with this person, but it will never be. Love sure is cruel.
  • Springs released this in 2014 on her debut EP. Earlier that year, she signed to Blue Note Records after auditioning for the label's president, Don Was. She had more of a contemporary R&B sound at the time, but over the years she evolved into more of a jazz artist.
  • Springs wrote this with her producers, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers. These are the guys who made Donny Osmond's comeback album in 1988 and discovered Rihanna in 2004. They are very good at building songs from musical ideas and titles, and that's what they did here.

    "We wanted to write a song with a minor Brazilian feel like 'Manhã de Carnaval,'" Springs said in a Songfacts interview. "We started playing a groove and the words to the title just came out they seemed to fit. And then we filled in the storyline."
  • Springs sang this with Daryl Hall when she guested on Live From Daryl's House in 2015. Hall was an early supporter of Springs and had her open some shows for Hall & Oates.

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