Say Something

Album: Yet To Be Titled (2015)
Charted: 7

Songfacts®:

  • Born to a Filipino mother and English father, Karen Harding started singing when her parents brought her a karaoke machine. She first came to the British public attention in 2010, when she competed on the national television program Eurovision: Your Country Needs You, which decided who would represent the United Kingdom in that year's Eurovision Song Contest. Despite being eliminated in the semifinals the publicity helped raise her profile.

    In 2013 Harding was a contestant on The X Factor. The singer was eliminated at the boot camp stage, but soon afterwards she came to the attention of producer MNEK who started working with her.
  • This track is Karen Harding's debut single. She told Grazia: "It was written by myself and MNEK. We got together and 'Say Something' happened in like a two-hour session that he almost cancelled on me. I walked in and was like 'I wanna do something a bit Artful Dodger-esque' and that's where that came from!"
  • The song is a R&B tune with an UK garage flavor. Hunger TV asked Harding how house music become the genre that she decided work in? She replied: "I can't remember how old I was but I remember my mum buying Craig David's Born To Do It and the Madison Avenue album. I loved the melodies, great rhythms and lyric concepts. I think I've always been into garage and got into house from there. I was really into big tunes like 'Gypsy Woman ,' 'Closer Than Close' and 'Rhythm of the Night.'"

    "It just sort of happened, when we wrote 'Say Something' house music was really up and coming in the charts," Harding added. "I remember the Duke Dumont song 'Need U (100%)' had just been #1 so it was making a big impact at the time. I want to bring back conceptual lyrics, melodies and strong vocals to house music, and bring in a bit of soul."

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