I'll Find You

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"I'll Find You"
Lecrae I'll Find You.jpg
Single by Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly
from the album All Things Work Together
Released June 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:38
Label Reach
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Lecrae singles chronology
"Blessings"
(2017)
"I'll Find You"
(2017)
"Broke"
(2017)
Tori Kelly singles chronology
"Hollow"
(2015)
"I'll Find You"
(2017)
Music video
"I'll Find You" on YouTube

"I'll Find You" is a song by American Christian hip hop recording artist Lecrae, featuring American singer and songwriter Tori Kelly. It was written by Lecrae, Kelly, Natalie Sims, Sasha Sloan, John Mitchell, DJ Frank E and Danny Majic, with production handled by the latter two. The song was released through Reach Records on August 9, 2017, as the third single from Lecrae's eighth studio album All Things Work Together.[1] The song is composed in the key of G# Major and has a tempo of 135 beats per minute.[2]

Background[edit]

In a statement announcing the new song, Lecrae explained the inspiration behind it, saying: "Life is a precious gift. A gift we often take for granted until it is threatened. Pain can be a haunting reminder to appreciate every waking moment. So we wrote a song to share our hope in the midst of that pain. At the time of this song's composition, some of our loved ones were battling cancer. We wanted to encourage them to hold on and tell them we are here waiting, hoping, praying, and fighting with them. Some have been released from their pain forever, others are still fighting. Hold on."[3][4][5]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video released on July 28, 2017 on Lecrae`s official Vevo account. the video is in support of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and was directed by Mike Mihail.[6][7] It was shot at Glendale Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles and a studio in Memphis, and featured the two artists and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patients. "For me, this video is my heartbeat. It's me showing my own pain, hope and passion for others. I want people to see there's hope in the chaos," Lecrae told People.[8] The video has amassed over 30 million views as of November 2017, 22 million on the official video, and 9 million on the lyric video, Also, both videos landed on YouTube's "Trending" list, peaking at #8 and #10, respectively.

Critical reception[edit]

Mark Braboy of Vibe described the "I'll Find You" a "soul-stirring song".[9] Tony Cummings of Cross Rhythms felt that the song "has one of the most powerful flows ever uttered by the renowned rapper".[3]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[10]

  • Lecrae – songwriting
  • Tori Kelly – songwriting
  • Natalie Sims – songwriting
  • Sasha Sloan – songwriting
  • Danny Majic – songwriting, production
  • John "Johnny Yukon" Mitchell – songwriting
  • DJ Frank E – songwriting, production
  • Colin Leonard – mastering engineering
  • Fernando Cuellar – assistant engineer
  • Jason Romero – assistant engineer
  • Zach Paradis – recording engineer
  • Jacob Morris – recording engineer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sidney, Madden (9 June 2017). "Lecrae Teams Up With Tori Kelly for New Song "I'll Find You"". XXL. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "I'll Find You (Original Mix) by Lecrae, Tori Kelly on Beatport". www.beatport.com. Retrieved 2017-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b Tony, Cummings (June 16, 2017). "Lecrae & Tori Kelly: Making powerful music on "I'll Find You" single". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ Herb, Longs (June 11, 2017). "Lecrae Releases New Song "I'll Find You" Featuring Tori Kelly". The Christian Beat. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ Trent, Fitzgerald (9 June 2017). "Lecrae Delivers Uplifting Message on 'I'll Find You' Featuring Tori Kelly [LISTEN]". The Boombox. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ Danielle, Christensen (August 15, 2017). "Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae offers prayers, hope for youths battling cancer". Deseret News. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ Herb, Longs (August 1, 2017). "Lecrae Releases "I'll Find You" Music Video Featuring Tori Kelly". The Christian Beat. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  8. ^ Nicole, Sands (July 28, 2017). "Lecrae and Tori Kelly Team Up with St. Jude on Emotional Music Video for Their New Single 'I'll Find You'". People. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ Mark, Braboy (August 2, 2017). "Lecrae and Tori Kelly Release Inspirational New Video For St. Jude, "I'll Find You"". Vibe. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  10. ^ "I'll Find You / Lecrae TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Lecrae Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "Lecrae Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "Lecrae Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "Hot Christian Songs - Year-End 2017 - Billboard". Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Lecrae – I'll Find You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 27, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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