Story of Song
In an interview with MTV News, Eva Simons talked about working with will.i.am and told the story of this song: “He is super creative, and we kind of have the same energy. We can’t sit still. We were in the studio, and he had this track, and he’s like, ‘Yo, Eva, would you like to do this song with me?’ And we had been recording a couple tracks before, so he knows what I’m capable of and he trusts me, and we don’t really know each other for that long, but he trusts me. I recorded it, and he mixes it straight away from his laptop, and it’s done. That’s so beautiful; not only is he super creative and knows what he wants, but he also sees when other people are creative as well. He’s not afraid to collaborate.”
Released June 1, 2012
Eva Simons – William Adams – Steve Angello – Sebastian Ingrosso – Max Martin – Mike Hamilton
Will.i.am – Interscope
In the UK, ‘This is Love’ topped the Officials Charts Company, and became will.i.am’s first solo track to top the UK charts. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Gold for sales over 400.000 copies. In Australia, it peaked at number 7 and was certified Double Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The song topped the charts in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, and Slovakia. The song was certified Platinum in New Zealand, and Gold in Belgium and Italy.
Artist’s age on release date
will.i.am was 37 and Eva Simons was 28 years old when this song was released.
Chains – Costantino Carrara (piano cover) – Sander (acoustic) – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.