Let Me Down Easy

Album: Caustic Love (2014)
Charted: 47
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Songfacts®:

  • This modern-day R&B tale of heartbreak finds Nutini duetting with a sample of Bettye LaVette's voice from her 1965 hit of the same title. Nutini told Jam! Music LaVette is "an absolute legend."

    "That was a song I worked on prior to my first record," he added. "At that time there wasn't enough of me in it, it was just an idea. And then when it came to this and the atmosphere and my headspace, I thought, 'We need to try and revive that track.'"
  • The video was filmed in London's Abbey Road Studios. It's taken from the same session that Nutini recorded his live version of "Iron Sky," which saw an enthusiastic Adele tweet: "This is one of the best things I've ever seen in my life, hands down."

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