Wretch kicks off the song by admitting he's not a singer:I can't sing but I wrote you a song, yeah
Wrong notes but the melody's so clear
"Listening to Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and all those guys when I was growing up, I heard them guys rapping and singing and they can't really sing, but it still sounds good because it's in-tune," Wretch told Complex UK
. "I wouldn't class them as singers. like I would Whitney Houston or someone, but they have the ability to do that because it's in their range and I knew it was in my ability because I can sing along with them, but I can't sing."
"I always had in my head, 'I'm gonna make a record where there are no rap verses.' And that's what '6 Words' is," he continued. "It's not like everyday rap and I'd say that Gary Barlow and Chris Martin inspired it because, in the studio, all I was thinking was that I needed to write a better song than what they would write."