I've Told You Now

Play Video


  • Sam Smith and Eg White wrote this song, which is about unrequited love. White's resumé also includes Will Young's Ivor Novello Award winning "Leave Right Now," James Morrison's UK Top 10 hit, "You Give Me Something" and Adele's international smash, "Chasing Pavements." It was the first tune that the pair penned together.
  • Smith wrote this song about a heartbreak when he fell for a guy who turned out to be straight, and thus not interested in his advances. Smith says he thought the guy was interested, so after more than a few drinks, he poured his heart out to him, only to be rejected.
  • Introducing this song at concerts during his first tour, Smith would often ask the audience, "Has anyone ever been in love with someone who doesn't love you back?"
  • The track that you hear on In the Lonely Hour is actually the demo version that Smith recorded for the album. He had tonsillitis on the day that he recorded it, and he loved the fact that the listener can hear that.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

How The Beatles Crafted Killer Choruses

How The Beatles Crafted Killer ChorusesSong Writing

The author of Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles, explains how the group crafted their choruses so effectively.

Michael Sweet of Stryper

Michael Sweet of StryperSongwriter Interviews

Find out how God and glam metal go together from the Stryper frontman.

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. SchmitSongwriter Interviews

The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.

Muhammad Ali: His Musical Legacy and the Songs he Inspired

Muhammad Ali: His Musical Legacy and the Songs he InspiredSong Writing

Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.

Lita Ford

Lita FordSongwriter Interviews

Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.

Edwin McCain

Edwin McCainSongwriter Interviews

"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."