Heartbeat

Album: No Longer At Ease (2008)
Charted: 20
  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This rapturous anthem is the first single from Nigerian-German roots singer/songwriter Nneka's second album No Longer At Ease. It was her first single to break into the German and UK charts.
  • Nneka was brought up in Nigeria and moved to Germany at the age of 18. Many of the songs on No Longer At Ease are about the corruption in her homeland including this one, which moves from the personal to the political.
  • No Longer At Ease takes its title from a book of the same name by Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe. The book tells of Obi Okonkwo, who leaves his Nigerian village for a British education and a job in the colonial civil service, but who struggles to adapt to a Western lifestyle and ends up taking a bribe.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Danny KortchmarSongwriter Interviews

Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James, Tapestry, and Running On Empty. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of WayneSongwriter Interviews

The guy who brought us "Stacy's Mom" also wrote the Jane Lynch Emmy song and Stephen Colbert's Christmas songs.

Christmas SongsFact or Fiction

Rudolf, Bob Dylan and the Singing Dogs all show up in this Fact or Fiction for seasonal favorites.

Intentionally AtrociousSong Writing

A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

Famous Singers' First FilmsSong Writing

A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers.