It's Gotta Be Love

Album: Exposed (2009)
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  • Kristinia wrote this song at the age of 16 with her mentor the R&B producer and songwriter Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, who is best known for his contribution to the creation of New Jack Swing in the late 1980s. She explained to "We did a whole album together that we worked really hard on. It didn't get released but we ended up keeping a few of the songs from that album and putting them on Exposed."
  • Kristinia told Artistdirect about the song's lyrical content; "The song is really about falling in love for the first time. I'd been a relationship for over a year, and I was feeling that it had to be love. I wanted to write a happy love song. It became my favorite song that I ever recorded with Babyface. I think it was because I was going through exactly everything that song was talking about. The passion and the emotion were there. My songs are meant to touch my fans, but if I'm not happy with them, what's the point?"


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