Talk Me Down

Album: Where We Are (2009)
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  • Mark Feehily of Westlife explained in publicity materials that the song was produced by "a friend of mine called Steve Anderson who was MD to a couple of Westlife tours." He added that it was written by "a friend of his called Simon Petty from America." He continued: "I really liked it and we just said for a laugh to put a vocal on it. I just felt like I could definitely kind of give that a shot, you know, so I tried it and that was that and then a few weeks later he sent me the finished version and I was like 'Wow I like that!'. And I met Kian on dinner when in London with Jodi and I played it to him and he liked it and then he sent it to someone I haven't even known and they liked it so basically everyone kinda was liking it. I didn't expect anyone to think it was good for a Westlife album cause, you know, it is a bit different but at the same time, you know, why not... It's quite a sad silent song and it's quite a soulful vocal and it's quite heart-felt vocal, it's a bit darker, it's a bit more sort of, you know, deep down inside. I think we've all been through sort of periods of life when it's dark. The song and the lyrics kind of hit a nerve and hopefully that comes across in the vocals, you know."

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