Singled Out: "It Has A Lot Of Wordplay & It's Really Well Done Lyrically"

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 5:45PM

Written by J. Bachelor for Dawn Richard

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After Mistah Fab tells gives it up for Oakland on the track "Probably the Greatest", Diddy Dirty Money's Dawn gives her heart to the music with the track "Save Me from You.]

What I put out was a record called "Save Me From You" we call it "SMFU" and we put out an acoustic version where I'm singing about some that is the hero in everyone else's eyes is the hero, but to me he's the villian.

It's like a plea from me to save myself from this villian who everyone else thinks is someone else.

It has a lot of wordplay and its really well done lyrically. When we put it out we didn't realize people were gonna give it so much love. I mean we got calls from Polow Da Don, Missy Elliott just saying, "Yo, that record is crazy."

I decided we'd do a video to it where I'm working with choreographers. If there's one thing people don't know about me, or maybe they've forgotten because it's been so long, is that I've been dancing longer than I've been singing. It's what I'm really good at.

But I wanted people to see me in layers so that by the time the album came out they knew what kind of artist I was, so I wanted to first hit them vocally: Strip all the bells and whistles away, this is what I sound like. So that way when I do the video I go beyond what people thought I could do.

You would never think a slow ballad record would have choreography. So I'm gonna incorporate that visually.

Check out "Save Me from You" below:

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