Today’s From The Vault pick comes courtesy of UK royalty. This week, we give you the R&B classic, ‘Fill Me In’ by British crooner Craig David.Array
Rolled out as the singer’s debut solo single, it was featured on his debut album ‘Born To Do It’ and was written by David alongside Mark Hill who also produced the track.
It debuted at #1 in the UK, and peaked at #15 in the US in 2000.
Max and Dania directed the song’s music video which presents Craig as an enchanted lover trying to get with the girl next door.
Another version – with a similar plot – was commissioned for the US and was directed by Darren Grant.
Way before Adele, Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis, Craig was waving the flag for the UK on a global scale, and his talent and overall proposition were as much a breath of fresh air as his successors.
At a time when R&B was having one of many moments, Mr David managed to capture the very essence of the British Urban scene and turn it into a uber-serviceable crossover product.
Needless to say, two decades later, the song still bangs. What’s more, he is still considered a pioneer when it comes to modern male R&B, and rightfully so.