Love Me Again (song)

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"Love Me Again"
John-Newman-Love-Me-Again.jpg
Single by John Newman
from the album Tribute
B-side "Love Thy Brother Remix (CD)"
Released 17 May 2013
Format
Recorded June 2012
Genre
Length
  • 4:00 (album version)
  • 3:36 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
John Newman singles chronology
"Not Giving In"
(2012)
"Love Me Again"
(2013)
"Cheating"
(2013)
"Not Giving In"
(2012)
"Love Me Again"
(2013)
"Cheating"
(2013)

"Love Me Again" is a song by English singer John Newman. The song was released as a digital download in Europe on 17 May 2013, except for the United Kingdom where it was released on 30 June 2013 as the lead single from his debut studio album, Tribute (2013). The song was written by Newman and Steve Booker and produced by Booker and Mike Spencer.

The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. It was nominated for the Brit Award for British Single of the Year at the 2014 BRIT Awards[1] and nominated for the 2014 Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

Background

In an interview with Digital Spy, Newman was asked if he sensed that the song had something special about it in the studio. He said, "Yeah. The guy I wrote it with (Steve Booker), we turned around and had massive grins on our faces thinking, 'There's something good here'. But you just never know how good it is, you know?".

Newman was also asked if it was hard to write the lyrics about love and break-up, he said, "No, it's the only place where I really open up to somebody, through my music. I'm producing [the album] and writing it, it's good. I like to keep a hold of everything".[2]

With the chord progression of Gm—Bb—Dm—C, the song is written in the key of G Dorian. The key signature is in D minor.[3]

Music video

Two music videos, both with elements of Northern soul dancing, have been released for "Love Me Again". One version[4] directed by Vaughan Arnell is based on the classic love story of Romeo and Juliet.[5] The woman in the video, Juliet, is British actress Margaux Billard. The Romeo, is British model Tommy-Lee Winkworth. This video ends in a cliffhanger as they get run over by a truck, but what happens to that was unclear. This was solved in the video for Newman's next song "Cheating", which started with a newspaper article indicating that they had indeed survived the crash, which was a hit and run accident.

Another version features Newman, backed by musicians, singing in a dimly lit room.[6]

Accolades

Publication Accolade Rank
PopMatters The 75 Best Songs of 2013[7] 2

In popular culture

"Love Me Again" was featured on the soundtrack of the video game, FIFA 14[8] and in the closing credits of the 2014 science fiction film, Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The song was also featured on the American TV series, Suits in the episode, "Buried Secrets", which aired on 6 March 2014, and in the opening scenes of the first episode of season 4, "One-Two-Three Go", which aired 11 June 2014. "Love Me Again" is also a playable song in Just Dance 2015.

Track listing

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Love Me Again" 3:34
2. "Love Me Again" (Kove Remix) 4:20
3. "Love Me Again" (Gemini Remix) 4:02
4. "Love Me Again" (Ejeca Remix) 6:52
5. "Love Me Again" (Love Thy Brother Remix) 4:26
Max Sanna and Steve Pitron Remix
No. Title Length
1. "Love Me Again" (Max Sanna and Steve Pitron Remix) 3:43

Credits and personnel

Charts and certifications

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Spain 17 May 2013[65] Digital download Island
United Kingdom 30 June 2013[66]
United States Republic

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