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“It's You”
MindofMine
Information
Album

Mind of Mine

Released

February 25, 2016

Format

Digital Download

Recorded

2016

Length

3:55

Writers

Zayn Malik, Levi Lennox, Anthony Hannides, Michael Hannides, Joe Garrett

Producer

Levi Lennox

It's You, stylized as iT's YoU, is a song of the English singer-songwriter Zayn Malik's debut solo album, Mind of Mine. It is the third track of the album.

"It's You" has self-reflective lyrics, expressing somewhat bitter sentiment, touching on "a love that is pain", and was inspired by the breakup of a relationship.[1]

Background

"It's You" was released as the album's first promotional single on February 25, 2016, along with its music video. Zayn performed "It's You" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, on February 17, 2016 where the album's cover-art was also revealed.[2][3] "It's You" was inspired by the breakup of a relationship (possibly from Little Mix's Perrie Edwards), with Malik stating, "It was a form of therapy for me, and it did help me get through" some personal issues, while he was writing it. "It's You" is a slow R&B intimate ballad that showcases Malik's falsetto as he sings the song's title during the chorus.[4]

Lyrics

She got, she got, she got
Her own reasons for talking to me
She don't, she don't, she don't
Give a fuck about what I need

And I can't tell you why
Because my brain can't equate it
Tell me your lies
Because I just can't face it

It's you, it's you
It's you
It's you, it's you
It's you

I won't, I won't, I won't
Cover my scars
I'll let 'em bleed
So my silence
So my silence won't
Be mistaken for peace

Am I wrong for wanting us to make it?
Tell me your lies
Because I just can't face it

It's you, it's you
It's you
It's you, it's you
It's you

Could it be that it's a lesson
That I never had to learn?
I looked at it like a blessing
And now it's just a curse
I don't know why
I don't know why

It's you, it's you

It's you, it's you
It's you

Commercial Performance

In the United Kingdom, it debuted at number 48 on the Singles Chart, number 9 on the R&B Chart, and number 2 on the Asian Chart. In the United States, it was driven primarily by sales, it debuted at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 19 on the Digital Songs chart. It received favorable reviews from music critics, both for the song — particularly Malik's vocals — and its music video. Stuff said it is "up there with some of the best R'n'B releases in the last year."[5]

Music Video

Music Video Information
ZAYN - iT's YoU-203:56

ZAYN - iT's YoU-2

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Released March 28, 2016
Length 3:55
Director Ryan Hope
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Choreographer
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VEVO views 24,905,090 (as of March 24, 2017)

References

  1. ‘Mind of Mine’ Solidifies Zayn as Our Most Unlikely Pop Star
  2. Zayn's tweet on having a surprise
  3. Zayn Malik Performs 'It's You' On Tonight Show, Reveals Album Cover
  4. Watch Zayn Malik Debut Intimate Ballad 'It's You' on 'Fallon'
  5. Album Review: Zayn, Mind of Mine

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