” Believe Again ” is by is by Delta Goodrem, the Australian singer-songwriter and actress. At a young age, Delta took up dancing, acting, singing and piano classes, beginning her career as a child actor. She starred in a variety of television shows, rising to fame as Nina Tucker in Neighbours, the Australian soap opera.
Delta was 15 when she first ventured into the music industry and signed to Sony Music. She released Innocent Eyes, her debut Album, in 2003. The Album topped the Australian Recording Industry Association ( ARIA ) Albums Chart for a record-breaking twenty-nine consecutive weeks. Innocent Eyes also reached number two on the UK Albums Chart.
The song was written by Delta Goodrem, Brian McFadden, Stuart Crichton and Tommy Lee James. Brian is an Irish singer-songwriter and TV presenter. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Brian is best known for being a member of Westlife, the Irish boyband. The boyband achieved sales of over 50 million records worldwide. As a solo artist, he had four Number One singles with his debut solo Album, Irish Son. The Album reached the Top Ten on both the Danish and Irish Albums Charts and peaked at number twenty-four on the UK Albums Chart.
Stuart Crichton is a Scottish music producer and songwriter. Stuart has written and produced for a variety of artists in different genres like Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, Selena Gomez, Brian McFadden and Sugababes.
Tommy Lee James is an American country music songwriter and record producer. He has worked with some of the biggest names in country music including Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and Pam Tillis. Tommy has writing credits for Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, One Direction and Pixie Lott.
Production for the single was by Marius de Vries and Stuart Crichton. Marius is an award-winning English music producer and composer. His music career started when he played keyboards for The Blow Monkeys, the English 80s pop-soul band. He has worked with many artists including Madonna, Rufus Wainwright, Pet Shop Boys, David Gray, Melanie C and The Soup Dragons. Marius has won an Ivor Novello award, five Grammy nominations and two BAFTA ( British Academy of Film and Television Arts ) awards.
” Believe Again ” was released on the 8th of December 2007 by record label Sony BMG ( Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann AG ) and taken from Delta Goodrem’s third Album, Delta.
The Album, released in Australia on the 20th of October 2007, debuted at the top of the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. With sales of 23,072 copies, Delta toppled Matchbox Twenty off the top position. In Australia, Delta was certified 3× Platinum with sales of 210,000 copies. In the United States, the Album reached a peak of number 116 on the Billboard 200.
Lyrically, the song is about overcoming obstacles in life; Delta said the song ” The song closed the door to an era, after years of struggling. I actually stopped writing songs after recovering from cancer because I just needed to feel free from such artistic environment. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Michael Spiccia and filmed in a warehouse in Sydney, Australia. Michael Spiccia is an Australian director, who from the age of 21 worked in design moving on into directing music videos. He has become an in-demand commercial director, working with big name brands like Xbox, Honda, Samsung and Cadbury.
The fantasy-themed video uses many special-effects in the production. According to Michael Spiccia, a total of 109 shots were used, which in some cases are more than the average feature film. The video took two days to film, with a further six weeks to complete the special effects. It was the first music video to be released in High Definition in Australia.
” Believe Again ” was a commercial success for Delta. In Australia, the song debuted and peaked at number two on the Australian Singles Chart. On the Australian Airplay Chart, it reached Number One, giving Delta her eleventh chart-topper on that chart.
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Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian ARIA Singles Chart 2
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