Trust Me (album)

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Trust Me
Trust Me Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Craig David
Released 12 November 2007
Genre
Length 43:19
Label
Producer
Craig David chronology
The Story Goes...
(2005)The Story Goes...2005
Trust Me
(2007)
Greatest Hits
(2008)Greatest Hits2008
Singles from Trust Me
  1. "This Is the Girl"
    Released: 27 August 2007
  2. "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)"
    Released: 5 November 2007
  3. "6 of 1 Thing"
    Released: 18 February 2008
  4. "Officially Yours"
    Released: 16 June 2008

Trust Me is the fourth studio album by the English singer Craig David. It was released on 12 November 2007 in the United Kingdom and on 6 May 2008 in the United States. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number 18, but failed to make any impact on the Billboard 200, although it did manage to peak at number 58 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The album was recorded in Havana, Cuba, with the producer Martin Terefe (KT Tunstall, James Morrison) and the writer, producer and mixer Fraser T Smith (Kano, Beyoncé Knowles, Plan B, Jamelia and James Morrison). The second single, "Hot Stuff", contains a sample of "Let's Dance" by David Bowie. The third single, "6 of 1 Thing", was released in the UK on 18 February 2008. The fourth single, "Officially Yours", was released in the UK on 23 June 2008 and peaked at number 158.

The album was certified Gold by BPI on 7 March 2008 for sales of over 100,000 in the UK.[1]

Background and singles[edit]

In 2007, David collaborated with the rapper Kano on "This Is the Girl" for his album London Town. Released as a single on 27 August 2007, "This Is the Girl" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 18.

The first single from Trust Me, "Hot Stuff", was released on 5 November 2007. It was a top ten hit and the album charted at number 18 on the UK Albums Chart. "6 of 1 Thing", the second single taken from Trust Me, charted at number 39 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his third-lowest charting single to date. "Officially Yours" was released on 23 June 2008 and peaked at number 158 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his lowest-charting single to date and was the final single from Trust Me.

In July, a new track titled "Are You Up for This" started receiving airplay on various radio stations as part of a promotion with Ice Cream Records, which also had a remix with Witty Boy called "Nutter Butter". On 17 August, David performed at a birthday tribute concert for the songwriter Don Black at the London Palladium. He performed the song "Ben", originally a hit for Michael Jackson.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic53/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 starslink
BBCFavorable link
BillboardFavorable link
The Guardian3/5 starslink
NME6/10 link
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)link
Times Online2/5 starslink
Yahoo! Music UK6/10 starslink

Trust Me received mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 53 based on 9 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)"Fraser T Smith3:42
2."6 of 1 Thing"
  • David
  • Smith
Fraser T Smith3:47
3."Friday Night"Martin Terefe3:33
4."Awkward" (featuring Rita Ora)
  • David
  • Terefe
  • Glen Scott
  • Martin Jonsson
  • Tommy Sims
Martin Terefe3:37
5."Just a Reminder"
  • David
  • Terefe
  • Scott
  • Jonsson
  • Sims
Martin Terefe3:49
6."Officially Yours"
  • David
  • Iain James
  • Curtis Richardson
  • Hiten Bharadia
  • Paulo Mendonca
Martin Terefe3:55
7."Kinda Girl for Me"
  • David
  • Smith
  • Linda Creed
  • Thomas Bell
  • Martin Terefe
  • Fraser T Smith
3:47
8."She's on Fire"
  • David
  • Smith
  • Christopher Harrison
  • Cleveland Browne
  • Patrick Thomas
  • Phillip Smart
  • Wycliffe Johnson
  • Martin Terefe
  • Fraser T Smith
5:04
9."Don't Play with Our Love"Martin Terefe3:59
10."Top of the Hill"
  • David
  • Terefe
Martin Terefe3:54
11."This Is the Girl" (with Kano)
  • David
  • Smith
  • Kane Robinson
  • Craig David
  • Kano
  • Fraser T Smith
4:10

Charts and certifications[edit]