Come Along

Album: Vicci (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • This was the first single released by the Tacoma, Washington singer-songwriter Vicci Martinez, who signed with Republic Records after coming joint third on NBC's singing competition series The Voice in 2011.
  • The song is a cover of a 2001 single from Swedish recording act Titiyo, which was a Top 20 hit throughout Central Europe but was not released in the USA or UK. It was penned by former Cardigans guitarist Peter Svensson with whom Martinez wrote several tracks for her Vicci album. The Tacoma songstress told Radio.com that he was persuaded by one of his friends to play the tune to her. "He played it for me and I went over and punched him on the arm and I was like, 'Why didn't you play that for me? That's totally my style, everything about it, love the words,'" she recalled. "So then I asked if I could redo it. It didn't really break in the US and we went for it."
  • Martinez recorded the song in Germany and then at the last minute had the idea to have her Voice coach Cee Lo Green as part of the record. "I went to The Voice where they were filming and I put some headphones on his head while he was eating chicken wings because that was the only way I could have him sit down and pay attention," she told Radio.com. "He really liked it so we got him to come in and do a verse."
  • Martinez said the chalk scene in the video is supposed to represent the unity between all the people in the clip. "In the end we have a chalk fight, and it's showing that we're all in this together," she explained. "Male, female, whatever shape or size, gay, straight - we're all in this together."

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