Show Me Love (America)

Album: Word Of Mouth (2013)
Charted: 8
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Songfacts®:

  • This was released as a single from The Wanted's third studio album Word of Mouth. Nathan Sykes said when the song was announced: "It started with me writing a simple piano ballad and has ended up incorporating a 14 piece string orchestra! We are so excited for people to hear this song as we feel it really shows a completely new side to The Wanted." The track was revealed on September 10, 2013 and premiered on the radio the same day.
  • Nathan Sykes explained to MTV UK that the slow jam is about the struggles of having a relationship in the showbiz world. "It's a song I wrote in an afternoon with a friend of mine," he said. "And it really means a lot to me 'cause it kind of goes into how hard it is to hold a relationship when you're in this business, traveling the world and stuff like that."

    Sykes added: "And it's just saying to someone 'I could have shown you the world but obviously we're on different paths.' I think that's kind of how a lot of people in this industry kind of feel, but I think it's very relatable to a lot of the fans as well because sometimes in life that just happens and people end up on different paths and it just doesn't work out."
  • The song's black and white video was directed by Frank Borin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eminem) and filmed in late September 2013. It features the boyband performing in a theatre as they observe the disintegration of a man and woman's relationship, before becoming part of the story themselves.

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