“I Promised Myself” is a 1990 track from the late Nick Kamen, an English singer, songwriter and model. “I Promised Myself” appeared on his 1990 album “Move Until We Fly”. The synth-pop track was written by Kamen with production by Mike Paxman and Paul Muggleton.
“I Promised Myself” was released as a single twice, originally from his album and then in 2004 by A-Teens. In 2009, the song was covered by the Eurodance artist Basshunter and became a hit. The song’s subject is about the pining of a lover and how Kamen will wait for them and wishes only the best for them.
The music video for “I Promised Myself” shows Kamen in a dark room playing guitar, interloped with different shots of Kamen singing the track. A YouTube user by the name of “DgeFalleneEngel” uploaded the video to the site in August 2012, and as of mid-May 2021, the video has over 9.1 million views.
Sadly, Nick Kamen passed away earlier this month on the 4th May 2021 aged 59 after a long battle with bone marrow cancer. Madonna paid tribute to Kamen on Instagram after his death, stating: “You were always such a kind, sweet human and you suffered too much.”
Release Date: 1990
Songwriter: Nick Kamen
Producer/s: Mike Paxman, Paul Muggleton
Chart Rankings & Certifications: In its year of release, “I Promised Myself” charted at:
– #1 in Austria
– #5 in Belgium
– #11 in France
– #5 in Germany
– #4 in the Netherlands
– #1 in Sweden
– #3 in Switzerland
– #50 in the UK
“I Promised Myself” is certified Gold in Austria, Germany and Sweden.
The lyrics to “I Promise Myself can be read here.
Listen to “I Promised Myself” on Apple Music here.
Listen to “I Promised Myself” on Spotify here.