From The Vault: Craig David – ‘Fill Me In’

Published: Sunday 28th Jul 2019 by Joe

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.

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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.

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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.

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  1. #TheTruth July 28, 2019

    I like him a lot, he’s got some good songs under his belt.
    Walk Away, 7 Days, Rise & Fall, What’s Your Flava…
    He kinda lost his modjo starting with his 3rd album and never managed to make a big comeback. Even tho he’d still record and put out albums.

    • China July 29, 2019

      Lets be FRANK — His first Album is a Classic and the vocals on You dont miss the water – he still has the clearest and most beautiful voice

  2. L’ORANGE July 28, 2019

    He look good in those days. Lately, he is not aging gracefully I wonder if he got the (H)ouse (I)n (V)irginia. The face tells it all

    • China July 29, 2019

      Craig David is mixed race but you always see him with WHITE men in FLORIDA. I don’t think it’s H _ I __V. Remember he was always very cute but skinny — now HE LOOKS JACKED. Steroid can destroy your hair texture and face — he IS NOT AGING well. So It could be steroids — but from always seeing pics of him with WHITE MEN – who look G_ay. I’m pretty sure — he’s gay and that’s ok.

  3. StraightNoChaser July 28, 2019

    It’s about time y’all celebrate UK legends instead of always pandering to the US. How about a post honoring Mica Paris or Soul II Soul instead of the vocal garbage disposal aka T Boz? Time to put UK talent on display.

    Craig David is s*** as hell and was the UKs answer to Usher. It sad the British don’t honor their own as much as they do Americans.

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