Fireflies

Album: Glassheart (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • This gospel-pop tune was written and produced by Cragie Dodds, the sound designer of indie-rock band One eskimO. Said Lewis: "This song is really special to me, really important and has such a meaningful and powerful message behind it."
  • Several weeks before the release of Glassheart, a snippet of this song was heard on The X Factor USA. It was played during the judges' comments regarding Gene Simmons' daughter Sophie Tweed-Simmons audition.
  • London-based Lips Choir performed the background vocals. The female choir said regarding the experience of working with the singer: "Although we remembered Leona from The X Factor and knew she didn't need to rely on Auto-Tune, it didn't quite prepare us for the full power of her soaring vocals."

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