Lovelight

Lewis Taylor

About Lovelight

"Lovelight" is a pop song written and originally performed by Lewis Taylor for his 2003 album Stoned, Part I. In 2006, the song was covered by British singer Robbie Williams. It was produced by Mark Ronson, and was released as the second single from Williams' seventh solo album, Rudebox, in the fourth quarter of 2006.


Year:
2004
4:53
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(Did it again)

What am I supposed to do
To keep from goin' under?
Now you're making holes in my heart
And yes it's starting to show
I've been holding back
Is it any wonder?
Since you walked right into my life
And interrupted my flow

[Chorus]
And I wanna know
Baby when you're with me
Who do you think you're fooling?
Making me feel so sure
Turnin' your love light down again
Why don't you let me be?
You don't know what you're doing
Making me feel so sure
Turning your love light down again

(Did it again, did it again)

Baby I've got to know
Are we gonna make it?
Laying down beside me tonight
Do whatever you feel
Baby you're in control
Where you gonna take it?
Don't you think that I do you right?
You know darn well that I will

[Chorus]

Baby you turn the lovelight down
And I don't know
Just how long I can stick around
Girl I need more
And it ain't just easy girl
But I don't know what I can do
Cause I found
It ain't love this time around

Keep turning down your lovelight
Did it again

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Lewis Taylor

Andrew Lewis Taylor is a British multi-instrumentalist musician, born in London, UK, in the late 1960s. He started in the music business touring with the progrock band Edgar Broughton Band. In 1986 he began performing as Sheriff Jack, releasing two albums of psychedelia music, Laugh Yourself Awake (1986) and What Lovely Melodies (1987). As Lewis Taylor, he released his self-titled album in 1996, through Island Records, with tracks including "Bittersweet" and "Lucky" being released as singles. The album showcased a significant departure from psychedelia towards Neo soul and was highly acclaimed in the music press. more »

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Written by: ANDREW LEWIS TAYLOR

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10 facts about this song

Artist Information
Lewis Taylor is a British musician and multi-instrumentalist whose music combines elements of soul, pop, blues, and psychedelic rock. His unique approach to music has gained him a cult following.
Album Release
The song "Lovelight" is from Lewis Taylor's self-titled album, which was his debut and was released in 1996 by Island Records.
Musical Style
"Lovelight" showcases Taylor's varied musical influences, combining elements of R&B, soul, and psychedelic rock in a seamless fusion.
Critical Reception
Lewis Taylor's debut album, including "Lovelight," received rave reviews from music critics who highlighted Taylor's strong vocals, creative songwriting, and innovative musical style.
Song Meaning
While Lewis Taylor isn't explicit about the song's meaning, lyrics like "Don't let them dim your lovelight" suggest a theme of perseverance and maintaining self-confidence in the face of adversity.
Backing Vocals
Not only did Taylor perform the lead vocals for "Lovelight," he also provided backing vocals for the track, demonstrating his range of vocal talents.
Instrumentation
Besides singing, Lewis Taylor played multiple instruments on the track including guitar, bass, and keyboards. This showcases Taylor's diverse musical skills and contributes to the unique sound of "Lovelight."
Commercial Performance
Despite the critical acclaim, Lewis Taylor's album did not achieve strong commercial success, making it a 'hidden gem' for many music enthusiasts.
Underappreciated Talent
The song is often cited as an example of Taylor's talent being underappreciated in the mainstream music industry despite the high level of craftsmanship.
Influence
Even though "Lovelight" wasn't a commercial hit, it has influenced other musicians. It's reported that artist Adele is a fan of Lewis Taylor and his genre-blending style, which in part, helped to inspire her own music.

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