Thursday, 10 November 2016



Following My Intuition

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Following My Intuition
Following My Intuition Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Craig David
Released30 September 2016
Craig David chronology
Signed Sealed Delivered
Following My Intuition
Singles from Following My Intuition
  1. "When the Bassline Drops"
    Released: 27 November 2015
  2. "Nothing Like This"
    Released: 18 March 2016
  3. "One More Time"
    Released: 20 May 2016
  4. "Ain't Giving Up"
    Released: 19 August 2016
  5. "Change My Love"
    Released: 21 October 2016
Following My Intuition is the sixth studio album by English singer Craig David. The album was released on 30 September 2016 by Insanity Records and Sony Music and features the likes of Big NarstieBlondeSigalaHardwell and Kaytranada.[3]
It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, giving David his first number-one album since his debut, Born to Do It, reached the top spot in 2000.[4]




The concept for the album began in 2014, when David previewed a teaser track titled "Cold" on his official SoundCloud page.[5]Premiering it on his TS5 radio show the week before, he wanted to preview some of the new music he has been working on in anticipation of his long-awaited sixth studio album, which was to be officially titled or have a release date announced. A further teaser track titled "Seduction" was uploaded to the same SoundCloud page in September 2014.
On 5 September 2015, David featured on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge with Sigala where they covered Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" mixed with the Little Mix track "Black Magic".[6] The following week, on 10 September, David appeared on Kurupt FM's 'Sixty Minute Takeover' on BBC Radio 1Xtra with MistaJam. He performed his debut single "Fill Me In" over Jack Ü's track "Where Are Ü Now" and it became a viral internet hit.[7] Two snippets of potential new album tracks were also played on the night and this 1Xtra appearance led to David making surpise performances of the "Fill Me In" / "Where Are Ü Now" remix at Fabric with Kurupt FM and Alexandra Palace with Major Lazer and Diplo. It was later revealed that the Radio 1Xtra appearance had led to a collaboration between David and Big Narstie, who also featured on the show and the track they recorded, titled "When the Bassline Drops", was played on MistaJam's Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra show on 7 November 2015, it was later revealed the track was to be released under SpeakerBox/JEM on 27 November 2015.[8] David made a surprise appearance on the final of The X Factor on 13 December 2015, where he performed his breakthrough single "Re-Rewind" during a medley with Reggie 'n' Bollie and Fuse ODG.[9]"When the Bassline Drops" debuted at number 50 in the UK and peaked at number 10 on 5 February 2016, becoming David's highest-charting single since 2007.
On 25 January 2016, it was announced that David had signed a recording contract with Insanity Records (a joint venture between Sony Music UK and Insanity Management) and independent company Speakerbox Media.[10] With this announced, David's revealed album title Following My Intuition was announced. On 19 March 2016, at the second day of the Ultra Music Festival 2016, during the set of the Dutch DJ and record producer Hardwell, he appeared as a featured artist on their new track "No Holding Back". He also managed to appear on Kaytranada's debut studio album 99.9%, on the track "Got It Good", which he also co-wrote. These song were revealed to also appear on David's new album. On 19 August 2016, Craig announced on social networks that his sixth studio album, Following My Intuition, would finally be released on 30 September 2016.[11] On the same day, he released his new single "Ain't Giving Up", a collaboration with Sigala.[12] "Change My Love" was released as the album's fifth single on 21 October 2016.[13]

Release and promotion[edit]

The album was announced on 19 August 2016, which also saw the release of promotional single "No Holding Back", which was collaborated with Dutch DJ and record producer Hardwell.[3]
On the week of the album's release, it was confirmed that his "Fill Me In" / "Where Are Ü Now" performance was added on the album, entitled "16", and was released on 27 September 2016, as the second promotional release. It was also confirmed that, along with Jack Ü, the additional mixers and producers for song included Tre Jean-Marie, Richard Adlam, Hal Ritson and Wez Clarke.[14]

Chart performance[edit]

Following My Intuition debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart on sales of 24,500,[15] giving David his first number-one album since his debut, Born to Do It, reached the top spot in 2000.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Following My Intuition – Standard version[16]
1."Ain't Giving Up(with Sigala)
  • Sigala
  • Wez Clarke[b]
2."When the Bassline Drops(with Big Narstie)
  • White N3rd
3."Don't Go"  
  • Tre Jean-Marie
  • Andre Williams[a]
5."Couldn't Be Mine"  
  • Jean-Marie
6."One More Time"  
  • David
  • Wild
  • Jean-Marie
  • Jacob Attwooll
  • White N3rd
7."Change My Love"  
  • TMS
8."Nothing Like This(with Blonde)
  • Blonde
  • Hitimpulse[b]
9."Got It Good" (featuring Kaytranada)
  • Kaytranada
10."All We Needed"  
11."Louder Than Words"  
  • David
  • Michael Hannides
  • Alan Sampson
  • Alan Sampson
  • MYKL[a]
  • Clarke[a]
12."What If"  
  • David
  • Jean-Marie
  • Aaron Williams
  • Jean-Marie
13."Like a Fan"  
  • David
  • Anthony Marshall
14."Better with You"  
  • David
  • Barnes
  • Kelleher
  • Carla Marie Williams
  • TMS
Following My Intuition – Deluxe version[17]
15."No Holding Back(with Hardwell)
  • Hardwell
16."Here with Me"  
  • David
  • Jean-Marie
  • Ebenezer Fabiyi
  • Jean-Marie
17."Warm It Up"  
  • David
  • Tozer
  • Patrick Thompson
  • Philip Smart
  • Tozer
  • Connors[a]
  • Ambrose Henri[a]
18."Sink or Swim"  
  • David
  • Jean-Marie
  • Faith
  • Celestin
  • Kaytranada
  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer.
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer.
  • ^[c] signifies an original producer/artist.


Chart (2016)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[18]29
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[19]60
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[20]80
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[21]62
French Albums (SNEP)[22]124
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[23]85
Italian Albums (FIMI)[24]70
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[25]5
Scottish Albums (OCC)[26]12
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[27]81
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[28]43
UK Albums (OCC)[29]1
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[30]1

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