The Beauty of the End

Album: Fall To Grace (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Faith attempting to return to the notion found in many older songs that there can be a romance to heartache. "I feel like that's lost in contemporary music," she said, "like everyone's so abrupt: 'this is terrible', or 'this is brilliant!' It seems so clear cut. So I wanted to bring some of that old-style back – tears can be beautiful. 'The Beauty of the End' is about ending a relationship, but indulging in the romance of what you had. I find it strange that people often demonize exes. Unless an ex has done a dreadful, terrible unforgivable thing, I feel like a lot of the time you just go your separate ways and that's okay. This song is about saying I love you but we're not going to be together and this is better for both of us."
  • This was written by Faith and British songwriter Eg White, whose resume also includes Will Young's Ivor Novello winning tune "Leave Right Now" and Adele's international hit, "Chasing Pavements."
  • Faith described the Guy Barker arranged string arrangement as, "kind of like Dr Dre meets Fellini."

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