Let Me Back

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"Let Me Back"
Zarif Let Me Back single cover.jpg
Single by Zarif
from the album Box of Secrets
Released 6 April 2009
Format CD single, Music download, Cassette
Recorded 2008
Genre Soul, Funk, Pop
Length 3:41
Label RCA / Sony BMG
Writer(s) Zarif, Dan Radclyffe & Alan Spenner
Producer(s) Utters, Tommy D
Zarif singles chronology
"Let Me Back"
"Box of Secrets"

"Let Me Back" is the debut single by UK singer-songwriter Zarif. It was released on 5 April 2009.[1] It is the first single taken from her debut album Box of Secrets.


"Let Me Back" is written by Zarif, produced by Utters, with additional production by Tommy D who has worked with Kanye West and Corinne Bailey-Rae.[2] It features a sample from the song "I´m Sorry Babe" by Kokomo.

Before the official release date, Zarif gave out free copies of Let Me Back on limited edition pink cassette at her gigs.[3] There are official remixes of the song by Toddla T, Paul Jackson, Bobby & Klein, Love to Infinity, Afroganic and Sticky. There is also an acoustic version of the song which was released free, as a download, on Zarif's website.[3]

"Let Me Back" was also announced as BBC Radio 2's Record of the Week for the week commencing 21 March 2009.[4][5]

Critical reception[edit]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Let Me Back" was released in March 2009 and was directed by Rebel Alliance.[9][10]

Track listings[edit]

UK CD single[11]
  1. "Let Me Back" - 3:41
  2. "Stop What You're Doing" (Acoustic Version)
UK Digital download[12]
  1. "Let Me Back" (Radio Edit) - 3:41
  2. "Let Me Back" (Bobby & Klein Remix) - 5:15
  3. "Let Me Back" (Love To Infinity Club Mix) - 6:44
  4. "Let Me Back" (Paul Jackson Remix) - 6:29
  5. "Let Me Back" (Toddla T Remix) - 4:37
  6. "Let Me Back" (Sticky Remix) - 6:22


  1. ^ The Guardian ' You're at the mercy of the audience'
  2. ^ RCA: Zarif
  3. ^ a b Zarif's Comic Blog Episode 2
  4. ^ BBC Radio 2: Records of the Week
  5. ^ "thelondonpaper". 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  6. ^ Attitude Magazine Jan '09: 'The Z Factor'
  7. ^ "Zarif". Hit Sheet. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  8. ^ "Single of the Week: Let Me Back". thelondonpaper. 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  9. ^ Zarif - "Let Me Back" Video)
  10. ^ Music Videos
  11. ^ "Let Me Back (2009)". hmv.com. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  12. ^ Let Me Back: Zarif: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads