James Arthur - Say you won't let go

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  • 2016
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Say you won't let go

ArtiestJames Arthur
Titel Say You Won't Let Go
Lengte 3:31
Componist(en) James Arthur; Neil Ormandy; Steve Solomon
Producer(s) Alex Beitzke, Bradley Spence /Co Producer: Steve Solomon
Engineer(s) Jonny Solway, Mattia Sartori, Tom Upex
Mixage Simon Jäger
Platenlabel Columbia
Catalogusnr digital download
Releasedatum 09-09-2016
Hoogste positie UK 1
Hoogste positie US 37*
Album Back from the Edge
Geboortedatum02-03-1988
LandVerenigd Koninkrijk
Al vanaf zijn 15e schrijft James Arthur nummers. Arthur is in de jaren daarna terug te vinden in verschillende bandjes als Moonlight Drive, Save Arcade en Emerald Skye.

In 2011 doet hij auditie voor The Voice UK, maar valt hij in die ronde al af. In 2012 besluit hij een poging te doen bij X Factor, dat hij winnend wist af te sluiten. Met Impossible, een cover van de single van Shontelle, weet hij direct de eerste plaats van de Britse hitlijst te bezetten. In Nederland komt de single niet verder dan de Tipparade.

In 2013 brengt hij zijn titelloze debuutalbum uit. Een jaar later ontstaat kritiek op de zanger vanwege de homofobe tekst in het nummer Stay In Your Lane. In 2014 wordt duidelijk dat de samenwerking tussen Syco en James Arthur is beëindigd. Daarna ging de zanger door diepe dalen en had hij zelfmoordneigingen.

In september van 2016 verschijnt Say You Won’t Let Go als voorloper van zijn tweede album Back From The Edge. De track wordt door Radio 538 uitgeroepen tot Alarmschijf. 

Songtekst van James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

hey rowan hoi doei hallo




I met you in the dark
You lit me up
You made me feel as though
I was enough
We danced the night away
We drank too much
I held your hair back when
You were throwing up

Then you smiled over your shoulder
For a minute I was stone cold sober
I pulled you closer to my chest
And you asked me to stay over

some people are black you know

I said: I already told ya
I think that you should get some rest

I knew I loved you then
But you'd never know
Cause I played it cool when I
Was scared of letting go
I know I needed you
But I never showed
But I wanna stay with you
Until we're grey and old

Just say you won't let go
Just say you won't let go

I wake you up with some
Breakfast in bed
I'll bring you coffee
With a kiss on your head
And I'll take the kids to school
Wave them goodbye
And I'll thank my lucky stars
For that night

When you looked over your shoulder
For a minute I forget that I'm older
I wanna dance with you right now, oh
And you look as beautiful as ever
And I swear that everyday you'll get better
You make me feel this way somehow

I'm so in love with you
And I hope you know
Darling your love is more
Than worth its weight in gold
We've come so far my dear
Look how we've grown
And I wanna stay with you
Until we're grey and old

Just say you won't let go
Just say you won't let go

I wanna live with you
Even when we're ghosts
Cause you were always there for me
When I needed you most

I'm gonna love you till
My lungs give out
I promise: till death we part
Like in our vows
So I wrote this song for you
Now everybody knows
That it's just you and me
Till we're grey and old

Just say you won't let go
Just say you won't let go
Just say you won't let go
Oh, just say you won't let go

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