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Stay in the Middle

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Released  August 2009 (2009-08)
Genre  Pop
Label  Sensible Records
Recorded  June 2009
Length  3:25
Format  Digital download, airplay

"Stay in the Middle" is a pop ballad by Hill featuring Samantha Mumba. It is written by Hill Zaini, Samantha Mumba, Eric Appapulay and Prince Azim, and produced by Jon Moon for Hill's debut album, Filling in the Pages (2010). The ballad is Hill's debut single and was released to iTunes in August 2009, with an international release in 2010. The song was a Top 5 hit on Brunei's Pelangi FM chart.

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Background and theme

"Stay in the Middle" is about taking chances and holding on to what one has worked hard for. The lyrics are related to Hill's obstacles of having to leave a major music talent show, but never giving up on his dreams.

The song was recorded at Sensible Music Studios and was released under Sensible Records.

Music video

The single's music video, directed by Omero Mumba, was shot in London in December 2009 and features a cameo appearance by US superstar Mariah Carey who is seen in the first 15 seconds. The video follows Hill wandering around a party contemplatively; while Samantha Mumba is breaking up with her boyfriend. It was a recipient of a 2010 AVIMA (Asia Pacific Voice Independent Music Award) for Most Mindblowing Music Video where it came in third place.

References

Stay in the Middle Wikipedia


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