Casualty of Love

"Casualty of Love" is a song by English recording artist Jessie J, from her debut studio album Who You Are (2011). Written by Jessica Cornish, Farrah "Fendi" Fleurimond, Martin Kleveland, Natalie Walker and produced by Martin K, "Casualty of Love" was released digitally on 22 February 2011, as the only promotional single from the album, as part of the iTunes Store's.[1]

"Casualty of Love"
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Promotional single by Jessie J
from the album Who You Are
Released22 February 2011 (2011-02-22)
GenrePop, R&B
Length3:54
LabelLava
Songwriter(s)Jessica Cornish, Farrah Fleurimond, Martin Kleveland, Natalie Walker
Producer(s)Martin K

BackgroundEdit

Jessie J stated she was proud of the song, but preferred the other promotional single, "Who You Are". She stated that the meaning of the lyrics in "Casualty of Love" is about finding your inner strength.[2]

The song goes toward an Alicia Keys type genre and received mostly positive reviews of critics. It was planned to be released as an official single, but the plans changed. Jessie J performed the song live in many locations, along with her other non-single hits such as "Abracadabra" and "Big White Room". The song was released to the USA iTunes Store in February 2011 and due to its promotional status, after the release of Who You Are the price was lowered to $0.99[3] however, in the Canadian store, UK store and many other stores, it had the price of a regular song.[3] Some complaints had been filed but were mostly ignored.

CompositionEdit

"Casualty of Love" is a slow song with a sing-along chorus and piano playing in the background. The song resembles something Alicia Keys might sing. It has soft pop to it and a slight bit of love music similarities. As the song is very calm, it carries its message well. The song has a 6/4 time signature.

Critical receptionEdit

Idolator, "We have nothing bad to say about this lovely little track, which sounds like something Jennifer Hudson might belt over the closing credits of a Nicholas Sparks movie. In other words, while we admire the craftsmanship of both the songwriting and singing, we’re afraid this may be too tepid to make much of a splash as a single".[2] Amy Sciarretto from Artistdirect said "Jessie J is a true singer and you can check out her heartfelt".[4]

Live performancesEdit

Jessie J performed the song live at Guess NYC[5] and an acoustic version on sb.tv.[6]

Track listingEdit

  • Digital download[7]
  1. "Casualty of Love" - 3:54

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[8]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2011) Peak
position
South Korea (International Chart) (GAON)[9] 26
US Adult R&B Songs (Billboard)[10] 28

Release historyEdit

Country Date Type Label
United States 22 February 2011 Digital download Island Records
United Kingdom 28 February 2011 Lava Records

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SINGLE COVER: JESSIE J – 'CASUALTY OF LOVE'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Jessie J Is No "Casualty of Love" In Her New Single". Idolator. 20 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b ""iTunes Preview > Casualty of Love > Single"". iTunes. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Jessie J's "Casualty of Love" Ballad is Available Now". Artistdirect. 23 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Jessie J live at Guess NYC". YouTube. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Jessie J live acoustic version on sb.tv". YouTube. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Casualty of Love - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  8. ^ Cornish, Jessica (2011). Who You Are (CD liner notes). Jessie J. Lava Records. p. 4.
  9. ^ of Love&x=0&y=0 "사랑의 제시 J 사상자" (in Korean). GAON. Retrieved 4 October 2011. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  10. ^ "Jessie J Album & Song Chart History: Adult R&B Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2014.