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I Got You (Leona Lewis song)

“I Got You” is a song performed by British singer and songwriter Leona Lewis for her second studio album, Echo (2009). It was written by Arnthor Birgisson, Max Martin and Savan Kotecha, with production helmed by Birgisson. It was recorded by Birgisson at Westlake Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA and The Vault, Stockholm, Sweden, who was assisted by Lewis on the songs vocal production. It was released to United States Contemporary hit radio on 8 December 2009, and throughout Europe to download digitally on 19 February 2010. “I Got You” is a pop ballad, and instrumentation consists of guitars and synthesizers.

The song garnered a mixed response from music critics. Peter Robinson for The Guardian wrote that “I Got You” “is an impressive distant relative of “Bleeding Love”. Other critics praised Lewis’ vocal performance and likened it to the structure of her cover of Snow Patrol’s “Run”. Despite this, some critics criticised the song for not being memorable. “I Got You” failed to achieve commercial success. It achieved a peak position of number three on the UK R&B Chart, number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, and peaked inside the top 50 singles Austria, Belgium, Germany and New Zealand.

As part of promotion for the songs release as a single, an accompanying music video was shot at Venice Beach, California, and directed by Dave Meyers. The content of the video revolves around couples who try to resolve their differences and arguments. In the video, scenes of Lewis performing in front of a heart engulfed in flames and sitting on an apartment floor barefoot are intercut. In the United States, Lewis performed the song live on the Late Show with David Letterman, whilst in the United Kingdom, she performed on multiple television shows, including So You Think You Can Dance, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and The National Lottery Draws. It was included on the set list of her debut tour, The Labyrinth (2010).

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