Officially Missing You

"Officially Missing You" is a song by Canadian R&B recording artist Tamia, taken from her third studio album, More (2004). Released as the album's lead single, it was written by Marcus Vest, better known by his stage name Seven Aurelius. The song is marked by its acoustic style featuring acoustic guitar and Tamia's vocals most prominently in the mix.

"Officially Missing You"
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Single by Tamia
from the album More
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)
Recorded2002
GenreR&B
Length4:01
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)Marcus Vest
Producer(s)7 Aurelius
Tamia singles chronology
"Into You"
(2003)
"Officially Missing You"
(2003)
"Questions"
(2004)

BackgroundEdit

"Officially Missing You" was written and produced by 7 Aurelius.[1] A melancholic lament that is built around an acoustic guitar, it marked a departure for Aurelius who was primarily known for his hop hop productions up to then.[2] In an interview with Billboard remarked that she was initially nervous about working with him, saying: "It was different than what I thought he was going to bring. But when we met in the studio, we instantly clicked. The song was very bare — just a guitar and a click track. That's the best way to record, because you can really put emotion in there."[2]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Officially Missing You" was filmed by American director Paul Hunter.[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Officially Missing You" [Album Version]
  2. "Officially Missing You" [MIDI Mafia Remix]
  3. "Officially Missing You" [Dinavon B. X1 Radio Remix]
  4. "Officially Missing You" [Rizzo Global Club Mix]
  5. "Officially Missing You" [Rizzo Sexy Radio]
  6. "Officially Missing You" [Felix's Hechtic Club Mix]
  7. "Officially Missing You" [Felix's Hechtic Dub Mix]

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of More.[1]

  • Arrangement, production – 7 Aurelius
  • Bass – Al Carty
  • Guitar – Ricardo Ramos
  • Mixing, recording – Glen Marchese
  • Percussion – Bashiri Johnson
  • Strings arrangement – Larry Gold

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b More (Media notes). Tamia. Elektra. 2004.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ a b Lorez, Jeff (July 26, 2003). "Tamia Still Looks For Longevity". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Gail (March 27, 2004). "After Setbacks, Tamia Tries Again". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tamia Chart History (Adult R&B Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Tamia Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "Tamia Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  7. ^ "Tamia Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  8. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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