Towards the Sun

Rihanna

About Towards the Sun

"Towards the Sun" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for the soundtrack to the 2015 film Home. The song premiered on BBC Radio 1 on February 24, 2015 and it was released for digital download as the soundtrack's lead single the same day though Westbury Road. The song was set to impact mainstream radio on March 17, 2015 however the radio release was cancelled. The song was written and produced by Tiago Carvalho and Gary Go, with an additional writing done by Rihanna. "Towards the Sun" is a mid-tempo pop and R&B ballad and features positive and optimistic lyrics. Upon release "Towards the Sun" received positive reviews from music critics who praised Rihanna's vocals and compared the song to the works of the British band Coldplay and their 2012 collaboration with Rihanna, "Princess of China". Commercially the song was a moderate success peaking at seventy six on the UK Singles Chart and twenty two on the French singles chart. 


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2015
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Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don't look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you

Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don't look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you

Lost in the rock and roll
Got lost in a promise of a love I never know
Shadows chase me far from home
I remember when my heart was filled with gold
And you know I've been burned
I've been burned I've been burned
You've seen me lose control
It's not worth it's not worth it's not worth
My soul

Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don't look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you

Lost my faith and trust
You and I know gold don't turn to rust
I still swear that we can reign
Like the kings and queens of better yesterdays
Don't you know I've been burned
I've been burned I've been burned
You've seen me lose control
It's not worth it's not worth it's not worth
My soul

Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don't look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you

Where you gonna go where you gonna go where you gonna run to
When you get to the edge of the night
Its time you face the sky

Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don't look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you

Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don't look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you

Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you

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Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty ( /riˈɑːnə/ ree-AH-nə or /riˈænə/ ree-AN-ə; born February 20, 1988), known mononymously as Rihanna, is a Barbadian recording artist and actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began when she met record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003. At age 16, she came to the United States to pursue a recording career and began recording demo tapes under Rogers' guidance, subsequently signing a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for Jay-Z. more »

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Written by: TIAGO MIGUEL AMARAL CARVALHO, GARY ANTHONY BAKER, ROBYN R. FENTY

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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11 facts about this song

Track release date
"Towards the Sun" was released on February 24, 2015.
Album
The song serves as the lead single from the soundtrack album of the film "Home" (2015).
Collaboration
This track counts with the collaboration of other renowned songwriters and music producers like Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Gary Go, and Tiago Carvalho.
Film Feature
Besides being part of the soundtrack, the song is also featured in the film "Home," an animated movie by DreamWorks Animation.
Genre
The song is a pop and R&B ballad, with Rihanna's vocal range spanning from F#3 to D5.
Music Video
Although no official music video was made for the song, an audio video was released on YouTube and has garnered over 30 million views as of 2021.
Chart Performance
"Towards the Sun" peaked at number 76 on the French Singles Chart and number 26 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
Theme
The song is about overcoming darkness and turning towards the positivity of the sun, reflecting the film's story of survival and resilience.
Critics' response
Critics generally remarked on the song's uplifting theme and gospel influences, with Billboard describing it as a "grand, sweeping ballad".
Background vocals
Despite Rihanna being the lead artist, it also features uncredited background vocals from American singer Jennifer Hudson.
Recording
The recording took place in the Westlake Recording Studios located in Los Angeles, California.

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