“This next song that I’m gonna do for you, it changed my life. When I wrote it, and when I first sang it, and when I sing it every night when I’m on tour, it still changes a little piece of me. I think it’s probably about the 8th or 9th song that I wrote for the new album, and I know it’s a breakup record, and I’m really bitchy on it, but the guy that it’s about changed my life. We were so in love and we had so much fun, it was fucking brilliant, our time together. We are friends because it is important that I share what is going on with this record, with him, because as bitterly as it ended, like I said, we had pure jokes together and he was such a joker, it was brilliant. I forgive him y’know, and I’m sure he forgives me, cause I do give as good as I get. I know I play the victim on the album, but pfft. That poor boy. He’s a villain these days ain’t he?
But he is, y’know, he’s really, really wonderful. I think it’s two weeks ago now actually I sold my ten millionth copy of ’21’, and I have to share that with him, because in twenty years time, I’m very single by the way, and in twenty years time, if I’m telling my husband then and my kids one day, y’know, one time I was a bit of a superstar, or whatever, had a big album, they’ll be like “Yeah alright mum, fuck off”. And it’ll be a bit of a ghost thing that happens, and I won’t get to share it with him. He knows exactly what went down and stuff like that, so I really, really enjoy us being friends again. We don’t hang out, proper together, because that’s just a bit weird, because I think you always wanna end up getting back together. I’m not gonna get back together with him, don’t worry. He’s very, very happy these days y’know, it’s great, it’s really good for him.
I first sang this on Jools Holland and when I was writing it, like I said I had about 8 songs for the album, but I didn’t have that one song that I believed myself on and that one song that moved me. It’s important that I do feel like that about at least one of my songs so that I have the confidence to let people that I don’t know listen to my music, cause it’s so personal. And I didn’t have that song yet. I had it on my first album, the first song I ever wrote ‘Hometown Glory’ was my song that I believed, and was my song that moved me so I weren’t worrying about it. On my second I didn’t have it and I was a bit scared that I wasn’t gonna have that song, and it just would’ve made the album not very believable, I think, cause I wouldn’t have really had much conviction talking about it and singing about it. Then I wrote this and I knew that it was gonna be my song. I was really proud of it, I knew that it would resonate with people. I didn’t think it would go on to do what it’s done, and what it’s become, but everyone knows what it’s like to lose someone that you love in some shape or form, whether it be out of choice or not by choice. Everyone knows, which is obviously why so many people like this song. And it just seems so right that someone who changed my life so dramatically, and the song that is so brutally about him, which changed my life as much as he has, and now he’s forever gonna have changed my life. And I’m really proud of that now, I’m not bitter about it anymore, I’m proud of him. This is ‘Someone Like You’, for him.