Following My Intuition is the sixth studio album by English singer Craig David. The album was released on 30 September 2016 by Insanity Records and Sony Music and features the likes of Big Narstie, Blonde, Sigala, Hardwell and Kaytranada.
It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, giving David his first number-one album since his debut, Born to Do It, reached the top spot in 2000.
The concept for the album began in 2014, when David previewed a teaser track titled "Cold" on his official SoundCloud page. Premiering it on his TS5 radio show the week before, he wanted to preview some of the new music he has been working on in anticipation of his long-awaited sixth studio album, which was to be officially titled or have a release date announced. A further teaser track titled "Seduction" was uploaded to the same SoundCloud page in September 2014.
On 5 September 2015, David featured on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge with Sigala where they covered Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" mixed with the Little Mix track "Black Magic". The following week, on 10 September, David appeared on Kurupt FM's 'Sixty Minute Takeover' on BBC Radio 1Xtra with MistaJam. He performed his debut single "Fill Me In" over Jack Ü's track "Where Are Ü Now" and it became a viral internet hit. Two snippets of potential new album tracks were also played on the night and this 1Xtra appearance led to David making surpise performances of the "Fill Me In" / "Where Are Ü Now" remix at Fabric with Kurupt FM and Alexandra Palace with Major Lazer and Diplo. It was later revealed that the Radio 1Xtra appearance had led to a collaboration between David and Big Narstie, who also featured on the show and the track they recorded, titled "When the Bassline Drops", was played on MistaJam's Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra show on 7 November 2015, it was later revealed the track was to be released under SpeakerBox/JEM on 27 November 2015. David made a surprise appearance on the final of The X Factor on 13 December 2015, where he performed his breakthrough single "Re-Rewind" during a medley with Reggie 'n' Bollie and Fuse ODG. "When the Bassline Drops" debuted at number 50 in the UK and peaked at number 10 on 5 February 2016, becoming David's highest-charting single since 2007.
On 25 January 2016, it was announced that David had signed a recording contract with Insanity Records (a joint venture between Sony Music UK and Insanity Management) and independent company Speakerbox Media. With this announced, David's revealed album title Following My Intuition was announced. On 19 March 2016, at the second day of the Ultra Music Festival 2016, during the set of the Dutch DJ and record producer Hardwell, he appeared as a featured artist on their new track "No Holding Back". He also managed to appear on Kaytranada's debut studio album 99.9%, on the track "Got It Good", which he also co-wrote. These song were revealed to also appear on David's new album. On 19 August 2016, Craig announced on social networks that his sixth studio album, Following My Intuition, would finally be released on 30 September 2016. On the same day, he released his new single "Ain't Giving Up", a collaboration with Sigala. "Change My Love" was released as the album's fifth single on 21 October 2016.
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