What Can I Do

Album: Single Release Only (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • The follow-up to SecondCity's UK #1 single, "I Wanna Feel," this features vocals by Ali Love. The song was released through Ministry of Sound Recordings/Speakerbox.
  • Ali Love (real name Alexander Williams) is a British singer, who first came to fame when he provided vocals for The Chemical Brothers 2007 hit, "Do It Again." He also sung on Justice's 2011 track, "Civilization."
  • The collaboration with Ali Love was completed within an hour. "It happened quite sneakily," SecondCity told MTV UK. "I just thought he'd be really cool (for the track). I didn't know him at the time but a friend of mine knew him and was like 'shall we give him a call?' and I was like 'really?! Alright, cool, do it,' and they just called him up and they were like 'Oh I'm in the studio with Secondcity, do you want to come down and we'll record some vocals?' and he was just like 'yeah why not I'll come down now' and an hour later he was there!"

    "We played him the record and he was like 'yeah this is so sick, I absolutely love it, lets just do it' and he just started singing there and then. Within an hour it was kind of done!"

    Secondcity added: "He was someone I'd had in the back of my mind for a long time from like (Hot Natured track) Benediction and his older stuff as well that he did with Justice and stuff like that… I'd always thought he was really good and versatile."

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