Kygo, Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me (Acapella)
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“It Ain’t Me” is a song by Norwegian DJ Kygo and American singer Selena Gomez. It was released by Sony and Ultra on 17 February 2017 as the first single from Kygo’s upcoming second studio album. The song was written by Kygo, Gomez, Andrew Watt, Brian Lee and Ali Tamposi. It was produced by Kygo, Watt, Ben Rice and Louis Bell. A tropical house song, “It Ain’t Me” comprises an acoustic guitar line, and a build-drop arrangement in its chorus featuring pulsing piano notes, bass, synthesizers, finger-snap claps and pan flute melodies. Gomez sings the track in a husky tone, while in the chorus her vocals are reduced to recurring syllables. The lyrics are nostalgic and narrate a past relationship ruined by alcoholism and partying too often.
In addition to debuting at number one in Norway, the song attained a top five peak in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. It also reached the top 10 in France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The lyrics of “It Ain’t Me” were written by Andrew Watt, Brian Lee and Ali Tamposi.With Watt previously working with Kygo, the DJ’s manager Myles Shear contacted Watt for a session with Kygo which Watt also facilitated for Lee and Tamposi.During their session for “It Ain’t Me”, they initially found the track very poor, but were trying to salvage it. Kygo and Shear suggested that they continue working on the song. After Kygo and Shear had left, Tamposi told Watt and Lee to play guitar and “Fleetwood Mac it”, spawning a 45-minute jam session as well as the demo of “It Ain’t Me”, a simple acoustic guitar recording with Tamposi on vocals.
A tropical house song,”It Ain’t Me” is composed in the key of A minor and is set in the time signature of alla breve at a tempo of 100 beats per minute. Gomez’s vocal range spawns from the low note G3 to the high note E5, while the music follows the chord progression of Am–C–F–C–F–C–G.The song carries a calm tone and a drop common in tropical house music, but is complimented by an equal measure of electronic and pop rock elements.The track starts with a folk-like acoustic guitar riff.It is followed immediately by Gomez singing the first verse in a husky tone.As the song develops, a steady bass and synthesizers are heard. The production is subtle and varied with finger snaps sometimes being louder than the kick drum, and the guitar riff and piano notes alternating in and out. In the pre-chorus, Gomez is accompanied by background vocals that pertain to the sound of a choir.