• James explained:
From the Album
"The inspiration was to look at someone's life and the path through it with a partner. Some of it is personal
and some of it is inspired by people around me as well as imagining what life is like in other people's
"The bridge is about looking at the future and spending your life with someone, even after death.
So many people have been moved by the bit in the video where the old man is grieving,
but I wanted to think that it's not the end.
• James wrote the
song in an afternoon after his A&R told him she thought the Back From The Edge album was lacking a romantic number.
He thought he had written something "relatable,"
but he did not expect it to become such a huge hit.
The song was featured in "Pure Genius" during the
prom dance scene on the January 12, 2017 episode
"Touch and Go"
Back from the Edge (2016)
September 9th, 2016
Pop, folk, R&B
James Arthur, Neil Ormandy, Steve Solomon
John Smigglehof, Aodhán Dorrian
"Say You Won't Let Go" on YouTube
The video was first released on YouTube on September 9th, 2016 .
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