Last spring I sat down with B.o.B and asked him what we could expect from his forthcoming album, Strange Clouds, due out this spring.
The Atlanta rapper has already dropped the title track featuring Lil Wayne and “Play The Guitar” featuring André 3000. Now comes what is sure to be his breakout pop hit from the album – the Ryan Tedder-produced “So Good.”
The Fray’s Isaac Slade first told me last October of the song, “Run For Your Life.” He fought his band-mates for it to be the first single from Scars and Stories.
“There’s another song called, ‘Run for Your Life’ that I think is probably my favorite song on the record,” said Slade during the phone interview. “It’s real ballad-y, beautiful, and heart wrenching and kind of like, whatever you think of The Fray to be, kind of our cliché.”
Then when the lead singer and I met in person last December, I revisited the subject.
“It could be one of two songs,” Slade revealed of the possible second single during out sit-down. “But one of them is (‘Run For Your Life’), yeah.”
Despite completing the album last year, Slade said The Fray wanted to release Scars and Stories around Valentine’s Day. The LP hit stores February 7.
So, I performed a couple quick Google searches and they yielded the following: “Took My Love” was actually a track off Pitbull’s last album, Planet Pit. The production credit went to RedFoo (one half of LMFAO). DJ Buddha grew up in New England and is an A&R for Pitbull’s label, Mr. 305 Inc. This track is being released as Buddha’s record, which leads me to believe that either he remixed it and/or he was responsible for it all coming together for Pit’s LP. Regardless, it’s dope and a great song.