This debut single was written and recorded by American pop singer Vanessa Carlton. OMG! I bought this CD album, not the single, a week or so after it was released. Somehow, I loved both the song and the entire package that Carlton delivered, especially with this single.
“A Thousand Miles” became Carlton’s breakthrough hit and one of the most popular songs of the year. To date, it remains Carlton’s biggest hit in the United States, and her only single to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.
Billboard magazine opined, “it’s the song’s classical-tied piano hook that endures with urgency throughout the song that lends it spectacular charm, along with the artist’s vulnerable vocal style… A truly auspicious opening.”
“A Thousand Miles” is a piano-driven pop song supported by a string orchestral arrangement, in which its protagonist (Carlton) pines for her lover, from whom she has been separated. Carlton said that she wrote the song about her grandfather, who had died earlier. She has also called the song “a combination of reality and fantasy. It’s about a love that so consumes you that you do anything for it. That’s how I felt at that time”
Source of text: Wikipedia.
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