“Treatment” is a song by English musician Labrinth. Written by Labrinth, Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, it was released as the fifth single from his debut album Electronic Earth on 9 September 2012. The album version of the song features vocals from Etta Bond. It became Labrinth’s only single as a lead artist to miss the UK top 15, peaking at #55.
Speaking about “Treatment” in an interview with Digital Spy, Labrinth has stated that “It’s a record that, for me, everybody’s been through that moment where love sends them a little bit crazy and I thought I needed to write about it”.
The music video was uploaded to Labrinth’s VEVO account on YouTube on 8 August 2012. The video was shot in a black and white perspective and is set in Labrinth’s dressing room, showing his emotions of how love sends him crazy.
“Let It Be” is a song by English electronic musician Labrinth. Written and produced with Gustave Rudman, the song was released on 28 September 2014 as the first single from Labrinth’s upcoming second studio album, Take Me to the Truth.
Speaking about the song to the Official Charts Company, Labrinth has stated that he was influenced by acts such as Electric Light Orchestra, Nina Simone, James Brown and John Barry when writing and recording “Let It Be”, explaining that he “wanted to go gospel and soul and mix it with rock and electronic production” on the track.
“Last Time” is a song by English musician Labrinth. Written by Labrinth and manager Marc Williams, it was released as the third single from the musician’s debut album Electronic Earth on 16 March 2012.
Before its release, “Last Time” was performed live by Labrinth on the BBC Radio 1Xtra Live tour in 2011. Labrinth revealed on Twitter that the song would be his third single, announcing on 25 January 2012: “My new single is called Last Time out on March 11th.” The full track was premiered on UK radio on 30 January at 8:00 GMT, and the song was later uploaded on Labrinth’s YouTube account.
Labrinth claims that he was “gravitated” to the sound of “Last Time” by his love of science fiction, and points out that song is influenced by European electronic artists such as Daft Punk and Kraftwerk, describing it as his “own perception” of their sounds. When revealing the song, the musician and producer claimed that it “shows another side to what I’m about”, pointing out that “It’s quite electronic, but when you really listen to the detail of the music, you can understand that it’s really musical”.
“Jealous” is a song by English electronic musician Labrinth. Written with Josh Kear and Natalie Hemby, the song was released as the second single from Labrinth’s upcoming second album, Take Me to the Truth, on 23 November 2014.
Labrinth wrote “Jealous” in Nashville, Tennessee with Josh Kear and Natalie Hemby,. It was produced by Labrinth and arranged by Gustave Rudman. The song, described as a “heart-breaking ballad” by MTV, is addressed to one of Labrinth’s parents, who left the family when he was four years old. Speaking about the lyrical content of the song, Labrinth has offered the following explanation:
“ A lot of people have been through that experience. It’s kind of written from the perspective of how my family felt at the time, but I wanted to write it so anyone could dig into the song and relate to it to their own situation.
“Frisky” is a song by British rapper Tinie Tempah, crediting the song’s producer Labrinth as its featured artist. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 7 June 2010 as the second single from the musician’s debut studio album, Disc-Overy (2010). On the chart week, ending 19 June 2010, “Frisky” debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart behind “Shout” by Shout for England.
“Frisky” was first revealed on the radio show ‘Koko Pop’ on 17 April 2010, where both Tempah and Labrinth performed the track live. It was then four days later, on 21 April, that “Frisky” received its first radio play—from BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe. Speaking to Lowe of the track, Tempah said: “After Pass Out came out, there was a little bit of ‘gosh’, yeah the second one, we gotta get it right. Ultimately Zane, as you can probably tell, the record is about having a lot of fun and just trying to push boundaries and make unconventional music that doesn’t have to sound a certain way. I just had fun with it, to be honest.” before informing Lowe that “I learnt the kind of effective, during all the performances, especially doing Pass Out. It’s a tune that kind of really connects with those sounds.”
“Express Yourself” is a song by English musician Labrinth. Written by Labrinth and Charles Wright, it was released as the fourth single from the his debut studio album, Electronic Earth on 7 May 2012. It interpolates “Express Yourself” by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, which was the same song sampled by N.W.A. in their 1988 song of the same name, and the famous drum break from James Brown’s “Funky Drummer”.
Labrinth premiered the song live during the results show of the fourth live-semi final of the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent, on 9 May 2012. Maxumi Magazine commented that the track demonstrates “Labrinth’s Kanye West like ability to make cracking use of samples that pay homage to their originators whilst forming the basis for inventive new tunes”. Don Diablo remixed the single, due to be released as part of the digital EP, but he later revealed via his SoundCloud that the remix missed the deadline and therefore was not included on the iTunes package. This song is featured in a Windows 8 commercial.
“Earthquake” is a song by British musician Labrinth which features long-time collaborator Tinie Tempah. The track was released on 23 October 2011 in the United Kingdom as the second single from the artist’s debut studio album, Electronic Earth (2012). It debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, having sold 115,530 copies setting the second highest one week sales at number 2 of the year, behind Little Mix.
“Beneath Your Beautiful” is a song by British musicians Labrinth and Emeli Sandé. Written by Labrinth, Mike Posner and Sandé, it was released as the sixth single from Labrinth’s debut album, Electronic Earth, on 18 October 2012. The track peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, selling 108,000 copies off the back of a particularly well-revered performance on The X Factor, becoming Labrinth’s first number one single as a solo artist. Additionally, it became his first top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 34.
The song was nominated for ‘Best British Single’ at the 2013 BRIT Awards, and was ranked the twelfth best-selling single of 2012 in the UK.