|“Never Gonna Leave You”|
|Song by Adele|
|Writer(s)||Adele Adkins, Fraser T Smith|
|Producer(s)||Fraser T Smith|
"Never Gonna Leave You" is a song written by Adele and Fraser T Smith for Adele's sophomore album, 21. The song was produced by Smith. On September 1, 2014, the song leaked in full onto the Internet, along with "You'll Never See Me Again" and the demo for "Set Fire to the Rain." Some of the lyrics from the song were reworked into several other songs included on the final version of 21.
The song was included on a promo CD that featured the three songs Smith completed with Adele for 21, although the CD (given the title Fraser T. Smith Sessions) is supposedly owned by XL Recordings. The CD included "You'll Never See Me Again," the demo of "Set Fire to the Rain," and "Never Gonna Leave You."
"Never Gonna Leave You" originally only appeared on Fraser T. Smith's BMI because Adele is incorrectly credited as "Adele Watkins" on it. Although this error remains, the track was later also added to BMI's list of songs written by Adele Adkins.
Chart performance and critical reception[edit | edit source]
Only one day after its leak, "Never Gonna Leave You" charted at number-eleven on the Billboard Trending 140 Chart, a rarity for a song that was never officially released.
Ed Masley of AZCentral called "Never Gonna Leave You" an "instant classic."
Lyrics[edit | edit source]
Many of the lyrics of "Never Gonna Leave You" were reworked into other songs from 21. The lyrics "how will you ever know if you never try" and "you're the only one I want" were later modified and used for "One and Only." The lyrics "I've seen your face under every sky" were included in "I'll Be Waiting," and the entire bridge of "Never Gonna Leave You" was later used for "He Won't Go."
References[edit | edit source]
- BMI | Repertoire
- BMI | Repertoire