Rockin' with You

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"Rockin' With You"
Single by Chris Rene
from the album I'm Right Here
Released October 9, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded February 2012
Genre R&B, urban pop
Length 3:22
Label Epic, Syco
Songwriter(s) Chris Rene, Gabriel Rene, Gina Rene, Claude Kelly, Chuck Harmony
Producer(s) Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly
Chris Rene singles chronology
"Trouble"
(2012)
"Rockin' With You"
(2012)
"Trouble"
(2012)
"Rockin' With You"
(2012)

"Rockin' With You" is a song by Epic Records recording artist Chris Rene. It appears on his debut EP, I'm Right Here, and was released as the third official single from the EP. It was written by the Rene siblings: Chris, Gabriel and Gina, an co-written/produced by Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony. Rene released a preview of the song on his Facebook page.

Background[edit]

The single was written by Chris Rene, his brother and sister Gabriel and Gina, X Factor vocal coach Claude Kelly and producer Charles "Chuck Harmony" Harmon, and recorded in early 2012. At the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Chris teased that the song would become his third single from the album.[1] On September 13, 2012, Rene previewed a first listen of the single to his fans through his Facebook account.[2] Rene says of the single: "this song is about basically a guy kind of being mischievous and not being truthful at the beginning, but what it really comes down to is he wants to be passionate about one girl and to have that love in his life. It's all about her. He's only rocking with her. I think a lot of people are going to feel it."[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Michele Amabile Angermiller of The Hollywood Reporter took a positive liking to the song, saying that it "reveals a crisp, breezy sound that showcases Rene's honeyed vocals as well as his rapping skills and sweet romantic rhymes." [4]

Live performances[edit]

Rene first performed the song live while embarking on his promotional tour. On August 12, 2012, Chris acoustically performed the televised debut of both "Trouble" and "Rockin With You" on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.[5]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits are taken from I'm Right Here liner notes.[6]

  • Lead vocals: Chris Rene
  • Background vocals: Claude Kelly
  • Written by: Claude Kelly, Chuck Harmony and Chris Rene
  • Recorded by: Ben "Bengineer" Chang
  • Mix engineer: Jaycen Joshua
    • Assisted by: Trehy Harris
  • Produced by: Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly (co-produced & vocal production)
    • Production coordination: Conrad Martin and Carlos Taylor
Notes
  • According to BMI's website publishing, Gabriel and Gina Rene are co-writers on the track, contrary to the album liner notes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicole Pajer. "Chris Rene Reveals New Album Details for "Where I'm At" — and Shares Advice for X Factor 2012 Contestants! — Exclusive". Wetpaint. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wanna Be the FIRST to Hear Chris Rene's Next Single?". Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chris Rene Drops New EP Today & Tweets Along Tomorrow". Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "'The X Factor's' Chris Rene to Release Debut Album Next Month (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chris Rene Stops By VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live!". Archived from the original on August 22, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ I'm Right Here (Media notes). Syco Music, Epic Records. 2012. 
  7. ^ "BMI: Rockin' With You". BMI. Retrieved October 8, 2012. [permanent dead link]