Krystin "Rook Monroe" Watkins wrote the song. Henley is also quick to note that the Eagles’ version of the evocative ballad went largely unnoticed until it was released later in 1973 on Linda Ronstadt’s fourth LP Don’t Cry Now. It was written and produced by Mick Schultz with additional writing by Krystin "Rook Monroe" Watkins, Rihanna, James Fauntleroy and Derrus Rachel. In an interview for Billboard, Schultz recalled, "I hadn’t even heard anythi… It features guest vocals from Mikky Ekko and was written by Ekko and Justin Parker. She is also a cultural ambassador for Barbados. It features a "mid-tempo groove, bell ringing and shuddering drums, along with deep synths and vocal samples. 1s in One Year on Dance Club Songs Chart", https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/05/the-kills-announce-new-acoustic-ep-share-in-studio-cover-of-rihannas-desperado-watch/, "Chart Log UK - New Entries - 06.02.2016", "Rihanna Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)", "Rihanna Chart History (Dance Club Songs)", "Rihanna – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs", "British single certifications – Rihanna – Desperado", "American single certifications – Rihanna – Desperado", Recording Industry Association of America, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Desperado_(Rihanna_song)&oldid=999312460, Billboard Dance Club Songs number-one singles, Singlechart usages for Billboardbubbling100, Singlechart usages for Billboarddanceclubplay, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Pages using certification Table Entry with streaming figures, Certification Table Entry usages for United States, Pages using certification Table Entry with streaming footnote, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Krystin "Rook Monroe" Watkins – writing, additional vocal arrangement, Mick Schultz – writing, production, guitar, James Fauntleroy – writing, additional vocal arrangement, additional background vocals, Kuk Harrell – vocal production, vocal recording, Kuk Harrell – vocal recording, vocal production, Thomas Warren – vocal recording assistant, This page was last edited on 9 January 2021, at 15:17. He explained: "I met her and she had a place that she was working on a bunch of music. He together with American producer Mick Schultz had previously worked on a track, so he invited him over to the house, as he thought that Rihanna might be interested in the song. 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"[7] Bianca Gracie of Idolator described the song as one of the more chilling tracks on the album and suggested that on it, Rihanna channels "her inner sinister Western anti-hero". Rihanna's new, long-awaited album Anti is stacked with love ballads and heavy beats and the track "Desperado," about loving someone who is "on the run", falls into both categories. "[10] Jason Lipshutz of Fuse wrote that in the song Rihanna is "swaying between the decision to stay and the impulse to leave". The latter was written with Rihanna and Shea Taylor, who wrote the song in less than 30 minutes, while "Close To You" was written after producer Brian Kennedy sent Fauntleroy a piano music sample. Rihanna's vocals were recorded by Marcos Tovar and Kuk Harrell; the latter also did the vocal production of the song. In an interview for Billboard, Schultz recalled, "I hadn’t even heard anything she was doing, so it was like completely a blind thing. She has attained fourteen Billboard Hot 100 number ones thus far and is the second Bajan artist to win a Grammy Award. Who's Johnny, And Why Does He Show Up In So Many Songs. Now that Rihanna's ANTI album is finally out, it's time to take a closer look at the official production and songwriter credits on the project. Don Henley began writing parts of this in the late '60s, but it wasn't arranged into a song until his songwriting teammate Glenn Frey came along. Rihanna sings about a “desperado"—someone "on the run,” either literally or metaphorically. Desperado's are often associated with cowboys and there's a subtle American West undercurrent to the song. According to her, the song is about "self-isolation, and how being good at being on your own can become its own kind of albatross, a cage that bars from the inside. Album: AntiArtist: RihannaRelease Date: January 27, 2016I do not own the rights to this music. He played an intentionally bad version of it on the show. The song was included on Rihanna's Anti album. Check out ‘Jolie’ by Rihanna’s ‘Desperado’ writer — Rook Monroe. Songwriter Behind Rihanna's "Higher" Wrote the Track in 20 Minutes Source: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images The word "desperado" is a Spanish term that's likely rooted in the English word "desperate," according to Genius , but is often used in reference to an outlaw or criminal. She didn't hear it till there was already lyrics on it. Produced by Fauntleroy, Kuk Harrell & Mick Schultz. It was the first … During the writing and recording process for Rihanna's eighth studio album, Anti, the singer was staying in a rented house in Malibu, California where she was accompanied by various musicians. Following the album's release "Desperado" was met with positive reviews who praised the song for its Western themes. [7] Lyrically, it sees Rihanna running towards her love interest who although doesn't seem impressing, she still sings, "There ain’t nothing for me here any more / But I don’t wanna be alone. [4][5], "Desperado" is a song with a length of three minutes and six seconds. [3], sales+streaming figures based on certification alone. "25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs. Now that Rihanna's ANTI album is finally out, it's time to take a closer look at the official production and songwriter credits on the project. The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album. [13][14] It reached number-one for the chart issue dated October 14, 2017, in its eleventh week. One of the songwriters in the house was Krystin "Rook Monroe" Watkins. Yet, with three songs composed by J.D. No copyright infringement intended. The guitar in the track was played by Mick Schultz, while the bass guitar was provided by Brian Schultz. She wrote this song together with Joseph Angel and Fred Ball, with the latter co-producing the tune with Kuk Harrell. [3] On June 9, 2017, a dance remixes extended play was released via the iTunes Store for digital download and streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. Rook just started working on it. This song was included on Rihanna’s 2016 critically acclaimed album, Anti. A renowned guitarist and rock revivalist, Dave took "I Hear You Knocking" to the top of the UK charts and was the first to record Elvis Costello's "Girls Talk.". It topped the US Dance Club Songs chart, becoming her fifth to do so in 2017; Rihanna became the only act to score as many number ones within a year. [16], It is also her fifth number-one of 2017, following "Love on the Brain", "Sex with Me", "Pose" and "Wild Thoughts" (by DJ Khaled featuring herself and Bryson Tiller), the most by an act in a calendar year in the 41-year history of the chart; Rihanna had previously topped the chart four times in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2016, as had Beyoncé in 2009, Lady Gaga in 2009 and 2010 and Katy Perry in 2014. Unsure of how to say no (as she is halfway out the door) she reluctantly sits to listen. It is actually the 5th song on this hit album. Schultz never actually played Rihanna the track. "[2], "Desperado" was recorded at the Westlake Beverly Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Rihanna's new, long-awaited album Anti is stacked with love ballads and heavy beats and the track "Desperado," about loving someone who is "on the run", falls into both categories. Her life changed forever when one of her friends introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York who was in Barbados for a vacation with his wife, who is a native. stated that the title of the song, "Desperado", has multiple meanings; firstly, it references American West movies with phrases like "saddle up" and second "Rihanna is obviously desperate to skip town". Accompanying the announcement, the band shared their latest rendition of "Desperado" on YouTube. As Rihanna’s hymns and the song’s serious undertones beat on, the camera slowly focuses in on Hannah. [9] Pitchfork's Amanda Petrusich analyzed the line "I can be a lone wolf" during which her vocals crack deeply. Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art. The night he recorded `` We Are the World. `` who praised the song was included Rihanna!, James Fauntleroy 14, 2017, in its eleventh week sixth form.... Wrote the song. 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