Love Love

Album: Progressed (2011)
Charted: 15

Songfacts®:

  • Recorded for the end credits of the X-Men: First Class movie, five-piece man-band Take That debuted this song on May 18, 2011 live on British TV at the National Movie Awards.
  • The foot-stomping pop anthem features the cryptic lyricism that appeared plentifully on Progress. In a vocoder-assisted voice, Gary Barlow sings:

    You bring me right back down to the Earth from the Promised Land
    We're getting close to the center of the Earth with an honest plan
    You'll never be your mother or your father do you understand?
  • This was the second song Take That recorded for a major Hollywood movie, following their Rule The World hit from Stardust. British director Matthew Vaughn directed both films.
  • The song is one of eight new tunes on Progressed, a repackaged version of their chart-topping LP Progress.
  • Gary Barlow told the story of how the song was written on his website: "The first day we arrived in LA we went to see a screening of X-Men. The director was Matthew Vaughn, the same guy that we did Stardust with! We left the screening extremely excited about doing a song for this film. It was amazing. We knew we had to blow them away as we knew other people were writing for this movie."

    "We worked on backing track I'd put together before arriving at Rob (Williams)' and soon found some magic! In one play to the director he was in! To be honest the finished record doesn't sound a lot different to the demo. We knew what we wanted from the word go on this one!"

    "Stuart (Price, producer) added bass and toughened up the synths. We used our demo vocals as it was so vibey and distorted!"

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