It's Only Love

Album: The Fire (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • The lead single from Matt Cardle's second studio album This Fire was penned by the singer with former B-Movie guitarist Paul Statham, who has also worked with Dido. Statham co-wrote Dido's breakthrough single in the UK, "Here With Me", and also the title track of her 2001 album No Angel.
  • Said Cardle regarding penning the song: "When I started writing the track with Paul, we immediately started to feel a bit of an '80s vibe, so we just ran with it! Big vocals, big drums… it was great fun to write."
  • Discussing the song in a video track-by-track, Cardle said: "It came about right at the end of the writing process. It came alive without us realising what was going on. We were just there having fun and I think it really works."

    He added: "I ended up referencing Frank Sinatra... and Amy Winehouse 'Love Is a Losing Game' - 'It's a losing game that I won't play'. All these things were insinuating it was love that I was talking about rather than laying it out so blatantly."

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