I Stand Alone

Album: Timez Are Weird These Days (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Having just released a series of mixtapes and one EP, Brooklyn, NY-based rapper Theophilus London found himself causing a stir with his performances at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The title of his debut album, Timez Are Weird These Days is a reference to the tidal wave of fame London found himself riding. He told Billboard magazine: "We were in Cannes for like two weeks playing shows, just wilding around a whole new part of the world. Yachts in those places were playing our music and the people were enjoying it."
  • London premiered this tune during the trailer for the second season of HBO's How To Make It In America. "The song is like post-Osama [bin Laden] freedom," London explained to Billboard magazine. "It's about not joining no group. It's walking into a room, brave, by yourself."

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