Never Be A Right Time

Album: At Your Inconvenience (2011)
Charted: 35

Songfacts®:

  • This the second single by British rapper Professor Green, from his sophomore album, At Your Inconvenience. The Alex 'Cores' Hayes produced track tells the story of a failed relationship and the pain of a break-up. The song was made available as a digital download in the United Kingdom on January 22, 2012.
  • The song features vocals from English singer-songwriter Ed Drewett, who previously featured on the Professor's hit, "I Need You Tonight." Green told Irish State Broadcaster RTÉ: "I had the idea for ages. Ed was on tour with me so I got Ed to sing it because when I was singing it I couldn't really make sense of it and it sounded really good once he did. Then we eventually got in the studio and we did 'Never Be a Right Time' and 'Today I Cried' in the same day."
  • Rather than being about one particular person, Green took different parts of different relationships. He told RTÉ: "I still find that intimacy [on records] easy and I think it's the most important part of music. The only artists I ever really attach myself to and I really got into were honest and open. They gave me something to listen to and understand and be intrigued by. They never gave you everything, but enough to really keep you interested."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Penny Ford of Snap!Songwriter Interviews

The original voice of Snap!, this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song SpoofsSong Writing

When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.

Sam PhillipsSongwriter Interviews

Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind - Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand, is a fan.

Band NamesFact or Fiction

Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?

Jonathan Cain of JourneySongwriter Interviews

Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?