Flying on My Own

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"Flying on My Own"
Flying on My Own single.jpg
Promotional single by Celine Dion
from the album Courage
Released9 June 2019 (2019-06-09) (Live version)
28 June 2019 (2019-06-28) (Studio version)
Format
Recorded19 December 2017 (Studio version)
7 June 2019 (Live version)
Genre
Length
  • 3:32 (Studio version)
  • 3:58 (Live version)
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jörgen Elofsson
  • Hybrid
  • Ugly Babies

"Flying on My Own" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion for her twelfth English-language studio album, Courage (2019). It is an EDM, dance-pop and house track with elements of pop, adult contemporary, and electronic music. It was written by Jörgen Elofsson, Liz Rodrigues and Anton "Hybrid" Mårtensson, and produced by Elofsson, Hybrid and Ugly Babies. "Flying on My Own" (Live from Las Vegas) was released as a digital download on 9 June 2019, the day after Dion ended her 16-year Las Vegas residency. The studio version of "Flying on My Own" was released as the album's promotional single on 28 June 2019 by Columbia Records. The song received positive reviews from music critics. It reached number one in Quebec and top ten on the digital charts in Canada and France, and number seven on the US Dance Club Songs chart.

Background and release[edit]

On 19 December 2017, Dion shared a photo of her and Swedish songwriter and producer Jörgen Elofsson in the Studio at the Palms in Las Vegas and wrote "great fun, making beautiful music".[3] Elofsson co-wrote hits for many artists, including Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears and Westlife. On 7 June 2019, Dion premiered a new song, "Flying on My Own" during her Las Vegas residency show, Celine.[4][5][6] Before performing it, she said "I have been waiting for a long, long time for… It's my brand new song. I have to admit that my knees are shaking right now, I'm very nervous".[4][7] The EDM song was written by Elofsson, Liz Rodrigues and Anton "Hybrid" Mårtensson, and produced by Elofsson, Hybrid and Ugly Babies.[8][9][10][11] The performance in Las Vegas was filmed and uploaded to Dion's YouTube channel the next day.[12][4] On 8 June 2019, Dion also concluded her 16-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.[4][13][14] The digital download of "Flying on My Own" (Live from Las Vegas) was released on 9 June 2019.[15] The studio version of the song was released digitally on 28 June 2019, along with the Dave Audé remix, and it will be included on Dion's upcoming album, Courage, to be released in November 2019.[16][4][17] According to Sony Music, the song is more of a gift to fans than an official single from the album.[18] It was not sent to radio stations, but it was launched on Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming platforms.[18] Dion performed "Flying on My Own" during her BST Hyde Park concert in London on 5 July 2019.[19] On 12 August 2019, DJ Riddler premiered his official remix of "Flying on My Own".[20]

Critical reception[edit]

"Flying on My Own" received positive critical reviews. Mike Wass from Idolator described it as a soaring dance-pop anthem, an incessantly upbeat, campy banger.[21] Furthermore, it suggests that Dion's upcoming album, Courage, is going to be full of surprises.[21] According to Hilary Hughes from Billboard, with "Flying on My Own", Dion has "written" her own Sin City nightclub anthem.[5][13] Hughes added that the impact Vegas' nightlife has had on Dion's music is felt in every undulating rhythm and groove in the song.[5][13] CBC Music also praised it writing that Dion soars on this dance anthem as she embraces the "winds of change" as she sings.[22] According to CBC review, it is the beat drop of the chorus paired with Dion's "tremendous emphasis" of the words "my own" that make this track "truly take off".[22]

Music video[edit]

The debut live performance of "Flying on My Own" was filmed in Las Vegas on 7 June 2019 and uploaded to Dion's YouTube channel the next day.[12] The lyric video was released on Vevo on 28 June 2019, along with the audio of a remix by Dave Audé.[23][24]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flying on My Own" – 3:32
  2. "Flying on My Own" (Dave Audé Remix) – 4:06
  1. "Flying on My Own" (Live from Las Vegas) – 3:58

Remixes[edit]

  1. "Flying on My Own" (Dave Audé Club Remix) – 6:29
  2. "Flying on My Own" (Dave Audé Mixshow) – 4:51
  3. "Flying on My Own" (Dave Audé Remix) – 4:06
  4. "Flying on My Own" (Riddler Club Remix) – 5:04
  5. "Flying on My Own" (Riddler Radio Mix) – 3:22
  6. "Flying on My Own" (Riddler Dub Remix) – 3:39
  7. "Flying on My Own" (Riddler Instrumental Club Remix) – 5:02
  8. "Flying on My Own" (Riddler Instrumental Radio Mix) – 3:21

Source:[25]

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Jörgen Elofsson – composer, lyricist, producer, keyboards
  • Liz Rodrigues – composer, lyricist, background vocal
  • Anton "Hybrid" Mårtensson – composer, producer, keyboards
  • Ugly Babies – producer
  • Paw Lagermann – keyboards, mixing engineer
  • Lina Rafn – keyboards
  • Vlado Meller – mastering engineer
  • François Lalonde – recording engineer
  • Rob Katz – assistant engineer
  • John McL. Doelp – executive producer

Source:[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[26] 28
Canada (Hot Canadian Digital Songs)[27] 9
France Downloads (SNEP)[28] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[29] 90
Quebec (ADISQ)[30] 1
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[31] 99
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[32] 7
US Pop Digital Songs (Billboard)[33] 23

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Various 9 June 2019 Live from Las Vegas Columbia [15]
28 June 2019 Studio version [16]
Dave Audé Remix [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petridis, Alexis. "Céline Dion: Courage review – pushing on to a place beyond cool". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  2. ^ Wass, Mike. "Céline Dion Drops New Single "Flying On My Own" & It's A Banger". Idolator. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Céline Dion on Instagram: 'Great fun, making beautiful music with Jorgen Elofsson'". Instagram. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e Emily Zemler (10 June 2019). "Watch Celine Dion Debut 'Flying on My Own' in Las Vegas". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Hilary Hughes (9 June 2019). "Celine Dion Debuts New Song 'Flying on My Own' Live in Las Vegas: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  6. ^ Mark Gray (9 June 2019). "Céline Dion Ends Her 16-Year Vegas Residency with Emotional Last Show, Debuts New Song". People. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  7. ^ Susan Haas (10 June 2019). "Céline Dion says goodbye after 16 years in Las Vegas; debuts new song". USA Today. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Céline Dion on Instagram: 'So wonderful to meet up with the very talented Liz Rodrigues at my show last Saturday. She co-wrote "Courage", "Flying on My Own" and several others for me'". Instagram. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Flying on My Own". YouTube. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  10. ^ Becca Longmire (28 June 2019). "Céline Dion Releases EDM Track 'Flying on My Own'". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  11. ^ Markos Papadatos (29 June 2019). "Review: Celine Dion charms on empowering single 'Flying On My Own'". Digital Journal. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
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  13. ^ a b c Hilary Hughes (9 June 2019). "Celine Dion Ends Historic Las Vegas Residency Run With Heartfelt, Hit-Laden Farewell". Billboard. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Celine Dion Says Goodbye to her Groundbreaking Las Vegas Residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace". celinedion.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
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  16. ^ a b c d "Flying on My Own + Dave Audé Remix". Amazon. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  17. ^ Ashley Iasimone (9 June 2019). "Celine Dion Heads to Tiesto Party After Final Show of Her Vegas Residency". Billboard. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  18. ^ a b Marc-André Lemieux (28 June 2019). "Les radios ne joueront pas la nouvelle chanson de Céline Dion". Le Journal de Québec (in French). Retrieved 29 June 2019.
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  20. ^ "My latest Podcast Riddler's Revolution episode #202". Twitter. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  21. ^ a b Mike Wass (10 June 2019). "Céline Dion Drops New Single "Flying on My Own" & it's a Banger". Idolator. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  22. ^ a b "Céline Dion, Trevor Guthrie, Valley and more: songs you need to hear this week". CBC Music. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  23. ^ "Céline Dion - Flying on My Own (Official Lyric Video)". YouTube. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  24. ^ "Céline Dion - Flying on My Own (Dave Audé Remix) (Official Audio)". YouTube. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  25. ^ "Flying on My Own Remixes". dirrtyremix.es. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  26. ^ "Ultratop.be – Céline Dion – Flying on My Own" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  27. ^ "Hot Canadian Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  28. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  29. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  30. ^ "Palmarès - Top Ventes" (in French). ADISQ. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  31. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  32. ^ "Celine Dion Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  33. ^ "Pop Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved 5 July 2019.

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