Never Leave You

Album: Catch 22 (2009)
Charted: 1

Songfacts®:

  • This is the third single from British grime artist Tinch Stryder's second studio album Catch 22.
  • Stryder's labelmate, Amelle Berrabah of the Sugababes, is a guest vocalist on this track. It was Tinchy's first female collaboration since making the big time and some critics accused Stryder of selling out by collaborating with a pop singer. He insisted to The Sunday Times July 19, 2009: "My fans won't have a problem with Amelle They know I wouldn't duet with a pop star just for the sake of it. The song needed a sweet-sounding girl, and Amelle's voice fitted the part perfectly. It wasn't even a case of getting any Sugababe - it had to be her. Will my fans start buying Sugababes songs now? I've no idea, but I hope some of their fans will be buying mine."
  • This was Tinchy Stryder's second UK chart-topper and the first #1 for a Sugababe outside their work with the group.
  • Stryder explained to Digital Spy the story behind this song: "When you first hear it, it sounds like I'm talking about never leaving a girl. But I'm really talking about where I've come from. I'm saying I've been around the world and seen so many places, but I'm never gonna leave. I think it's always important to remember your roots."

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