Energy

Album: In A Perfect World… (2008)
Charted: 43 78
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  • This midtempo power ballad was produced by the Runaways, whose credits also include Leona Lewis' "Take a Bow." The Runaways are a production group, co-founded by Sam Watters, previously of the group Color Me Badd. Other members include his songwriting partner Louis Biancaniello, Rico Love and Wayne Wilkins.
  • This was the debut solo single for the R&B singer-songwriter Keri Hilson. Previously she'd written for a number of A List artists including Britney Spears "Break The Ice" and "Gimme More." Hilson had also been a featured artist on Timbaland's "The Way I Are" and "Scream."
  • Hilson explained this song to MTV News: "Women, we're such hopeless romantics, and we want every man to be Mr. Right. This song goes from good love to bad love. You know, you kind of get drained of your energy after a while. You've become spent when it doesn't work out with the person you're in love with or you're in a relationship with someone who doesn't do the things you do for them."
  • The video features Hilson playing a boxer. She explained to MTV News: "Basically, I play a female boxer who's in a relationship. I spar with my boyfriend at times. It starts really, really good, and as the video plays out, you see how much energy I put into this relationship or how little is reciprocated back to me."
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  • Chenel from Eatontown, Njwas the perfect anthem after the break up of a LONG 7yr relationship i had with my highschool "sweetheart". Everything about this song, including the video was so moving for me first time I saw it. Every word and every note in this song was so powerful to me because I could relate to every bit of it. It was a devastating break up and very sad story but.. but in the end worth it to trust God and just LET GO.
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