Written by LINDAL ANDRE, BIEBER JUSTIN, JERKINS RODNEY ROY, ATWEH NASRI TONY, ANDERSON SEAN MICHAEL. Released 2013.
The one and only song that has made my musical dream come true. Being able to live off my music and dream was only made possible through the power of this song and Bieber.
I never knew. It was my first time working with a mega superstar and I had no idea what to take from it, what to believe and how to process what was going to happen to me or to him, Bieber! Wow..what a journey..
This song was written over multiple sessions. And multiple tries. Songwriter after songwriter came in to try and get on top of this track idea we had done.
It was Nasri Atweh that nailed it. I remember sliding through Rodneys Studio A at one point after Nasri had written it, at I hear something that made me think “OMG, I hope this lands on my desk again”.. It did. And Oh boy did I give it my all. For two days straight I was working on the demo. On the second day, Rodney came over to my house and we had a session on it. He sent it to Scooter and the Bieber dream team that same night and got a response right away. They loved the song. LOVED it. What a way to end the year 2011. The only thing now was for the love to continue into 2012 so we could get us a Justin Bieber placement on his sophomore album. The most important of albums. Where he goes from a boy, to a man. Well.. we returned to the studios in January 2012, and the Bieber camp still loved the song. In fact they scheduled a whole month to work at the studio. In February through March 2012 - the Bieber team occupied the Darkchild studios down in Hollywood, California and we worked tirelessly to not only make ALAYLM better, but to also make more placements happen
by beating the songs that were currently chosen. This was a nervewreckig time as most people in the world wanted to be on that album. Everybody tried to get songs on there but in the end - I made it on there with two placements. ALAYLM and She dont like the Lights. Rodney walked away with 4!! Such a great example of how to squeeze as much juice out of a situation as possible! Great work everybody, from Justin, Nasri, Rodney, Scooter.. the label. Wow. What a journey everything has been since this.