This was the starting point for Youth
. When the song topped the UK singles chart it gave Tempah the direction for the record. He explained to HMV.com
"That's when I decided 'OK, cool, if Youth is gonna be nostalgic then I'm gonna take all the influences from stuff I was listening to growing up', whether that's Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff or Aaliyah and I put all of that into an R&B record, or I take all my influences from house music and put that into a song like 'Girls Like
', which Nana Rogues (producer) did."
"So the concept was literally that, getting in loads of different producers who were capable of listening back all through our youth and creating something that really resonated with us, and 'Not Letting Go' was really the first installment of that."