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"I Want Your Love" is a song by American band Chic from their second album C'est Chic (1978). It was written by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. Song featuring a solo lead vocal by Alfa Anderson.

Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers recorded a cover version of this song for the Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2016 promotional video, directed by Nick Knight. Gaga's version is produced by Rene Arsenault and Billy Mohler for Riot City, mixed by Maty Green. Later the song was included on Chic's album It's About Time which was released on September 28, 2018.

Background and recording

Gaga and Nile recorded the cover in 2015 for the Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2016 promotional video directed by Nick Knight. Ford first asked Rodgers to update the song, and then recruited Gaga to provide vocals on the track. Tom Ford told in his press release about reimagining the traditional runway setting with a video:

"Instead of having a traditional show this season, I wanted to think about how to present a collection in a cinematic way that was designed from its inception to be presented online. I have always loved "soul train" which used to be on TV in the 70’s; as it was asmuch about the clothes as the music. I asked Nile Rodgers to collaborate on a new version of one his great hits from that time, "I Want Your Love", and worked with Gaga to record the vocals. I then staged a full show in Los Angeles and filmed it with Gaga on the runway, Nick Knight directing and Benoît Delhomme for photography." Ford said.

There were rumors about the full version of the song being included on Nile's album which was supposed to be out in 2015, the title confirmed to be It's About Time. The album was delayed 'til 2016 but after David Bowie's death it was delayed again. Later it was confirmed the album was going to be out in 2017. While touring with Earth, Wind and Fire, Nile was poisoned and while getting tested they found cancer in him. The doctors made him promise not to do any work and the album was delayed once again until 2018.

On February, 2018, Nile confirmed the album is coming this year. Later revealed some artist who will appear on the album, such as Bruno Mars. Gaga not revealed. The album cover was unveiled and also that the album is the first part of two parts that make up the "new Chic experience". The second part is going to be out on February 2019 and the first one on September 2018. On June 27, Rodgers confirmed that Gaga is on the album. The song was mixed on June 26 at Abbey Road Studios. The new version of "I Want Your Love" was played at the Tom Ford SS19 Fashion Show on September 5th, including new vocals, mixing, mastering and verses.

Nile did an AMA on Reddit where he revealed that Gaga insisted on redoing her vocals on the track:

"I adore Gaga. Her talent is not measurable. Her respect for the composition forced her to force me back in the studio so she could sing what I dreamt. Though I didn't even care it meant the world to her." Nile responded.

Trivia

  • Chic's version of song featured in American Horror Story: Hotel's second episode "Chutes and Ladders" flashback late 70s scene, Elizabeth parties at the disco club, she drinks freely on the blood of others.

Lyrics 

Tom Ford Summer/Spring 2016 Promotional Video

Do you feel like you ever want
To try my love and see how well it fits
Baby can't you see, when you look at me
I can't kick this feeling when it hits

Oh, all alone in my bed at night
I grab my pillow and squeeze it tight
I think of you
And I dream of you all of the time
What am I gonna do

I want your love, I want your love
(You know I want your love
You know I need your love)
I want your love, I want your love
(You know I want your love
You know I need your love)

I'll share my dreams
And make you see
How really bad
Your love I need
I want your love, I need your love
Just like the birds in the sky above
I'll share my dreams
And make you see
How really bad
Your love I need
I'll share my dreams
And make you see
How really bad
Your love I need

I want your love, I want your love
(You know I want your love
You know I need your love)
I want your love, I want your love
(You know I want your love
You know I need your love)
I want your love, I want your love
(You know I want your love
You know I need your love)
I want your love, I want your love
(You know I want your love
You know I need your love)

I want your love, I want your love

You know I want your love
You know I need your love
You know I want your love
You know I need your love
You know I want your love
You know I need your love
You know I want your love
You know I need your love
You know I want your love
You know I need your love
You know I want your love
You know I need your love

I want your love, I want your love

Album Version

Nile, Chic, Gaga

I want your love, I want your love


I want your love, I want your love
I want your love, I want your love

Do you feel like you ever want
To try my love and see how well it fits?
Baby, can't you see
When you look at me
I can't kick this feeling when it hits?
All alone
(All alone)
In my bed at night
I grab my pillow and squeeze it tight
I think of you and I dream of you
All of the time, what am I gonna do?

I want your love, I want your love
(I want your love, you know I want your love)
I want your love, I want your love
(I want your love, you know I need your love)

Sometime, don't you feel like you
Never really had a love that's real?
(Never really had a love that's real?)
Well, here I am and who's to say?
A better love you won't find today
Just one chance and I will show you love
Like no other
(Like no other)
Two steps above
(Like no other)
On your ladder I'll be a peg
I want your loving
Please don't make me beg
(Please don't make me beg)

I want your love, I want your love
(I want your love, you know I need your love)
I want your love, I want your love
(I want your love, you know I need your love)

I want your love, I want your love
(I want your love, you know I need your love)
All I want your love
I want your love, I want your love
(I want your love, you know I need your love)

'Cause I want your love

I want your love, I need your love

I'll share my dreams and make you see
How really bad your love I need
I want your love, I need your love
Just like the birds need sky above
I'll share my dreams and make you see
How really bad your love I need
I'll share my dreams and make you see
How really bad your love I need

I want your love
I want your love
I want your love
I want your love
You know how to love

I want your love, I want your love
(I want your love, you know I need your love)

I want your love, I want your love
(I want your love, you know I need your love)

I want your love

I want your love, I want your love

I want your love, I want your love
(I want your love, you know I need your love)

I want your love, I want your love

You know I need your love, you know I need your love
You know I want your love, you know I need your love
You know I want your love, you know I need your love
You know I want your love, you know I need your love
You know I want your love, you know I need your love
I want your love, need your love
(Need your love, need your love)
(Need your love, need your love)
(Need your love, need your love)

Have you ever really been in love?

I want your love, I want your love

Music video


I Want Your Love

I Want Your Love

Premiere date October 2, 2015
Director(s) Nick Knight
Fashion director Carine Roitfeld
Choreographer Stephen Galloway
Director of photography Benoît Delhomme

Behind the Scenes

Credits

Direction Nick Knight
Photographic Direction Benoît Delhomme
Art Direction Trey Laird at Laird and Partners
Still photographer Lewis Mirrett
Set Design Gideon Ponte
Location Milk Studios, Los Angeles, CA Us
Models Lady Gaga, Xiao Wen Ju, Lexi Bowling, Adrien Galo at IMG,Valery Kaufman at Society, Aymeline Valade and Mica Arganaraz at DNA, Kayla Scott at Ford, Lida Fox and Lucky Blue Smith at Next, Alex Dustan at Select, Thomas Gibbons at Fusion, Reynolds Duck at New York Models, Eric Ramos and David Agbdji at Re:Quest, Mark K and Joe Slaughter at MSA and Marcus Mitchell and Noel Fraias at BLOC
Styling Carine Roitfeld
Choreography Stephen Galloway
Hair Sam McKnight
Make-up Stephane Marais
Nails April Foreman
Editing Dustin Robertson
Digital Post Loic Mais
Colour Grading Stefan Sonnerfeld at Company3
Production A White Label Product & North Six Productions
Executive Production Oliver Hicks at North Six
Photography Assistance Britt Lloyd, Markn Ogue, James Stopworth and James Perry
Styling Assistance Ben Perreira, Ron Hartleben and Lizzy Seguin
Set Department Jenn Lee, Shelley Borgon, Brad Zoellick
Hair Assistance Eamonn Hughes, Delcan Sheils, Valarie Benevidos, Marcia Lee, Piera Berdiccia, Helen Reavy, Nicole Walpert, Karina Vega, Esther Vasquez and Anna Lyles
Make-up Assistance Amber Dreadron, Mia Yang, Shin Tsai, Natasha Severino, Kelly Huny, Jenna Garagiola, Satya Linak, Leah Carmichael and Paul Blanch
Nail Assistance Jolene, Elisa, Syreeta, Piper and Kait
Production Assistance Lynn Zekanis, Kyd Drake, Kellie Tessear, Ali Juliano, Eric Lord, Matthew Ray, Blayke Kogan, Evan Gonzalez, Barton Bronstein and Matt MacMillion
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