Express Yourself

Album: Electronic Earth (2012)
Charted: 12
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  • This is a personalised take on Charles Wright's 1970 street-funk anthem "Express Yourself." Labrinth explained to The Sun: "My mum used to play the original – The Charles Wright version, not NWA – I just thought it would be a nice nod back to my mum and those times by putting my version on the album."
  • Labrinth is signed to Simon Cowell's record label Syco, and is the music mogul's first non-talent show signing for several years. The English musician alludes to his reality show labelmates with this song's lyric: "I don't make the papers, I'm far from JLS/ Ain't got the X Factor, I'm not what they expect."
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