Chapter II

by Ian Guerin

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'Chapter II' is a song by award-winning singer, songwriter & producer Ian Guerin. It was written by Guerin & produced by his long-time collaborator Azhmir Vangort for Ian's second studio album Irreplaceable.

'Chapter II' was released as a single on October 9th 2020 by Ian Guerin & Streetwalker Entertainment & musically contains elements of Adult Contemporary, Pop & R&B music.

Upon release— as part of Irreplaceable— critics dubbed 'Chapter II' “one of Ian's most commercially appealing & autobiographical songs.”

However, though the lyrics do touch on Ian's childhood insecurities— as well as his journey to overcoming them— the singer has explained the song's main intention is to shine a light on how a good self-esteem can prepare two people for a healthy, long-lasting relationship.

“Everybody wants to be loved; nonetheless, they want to be loved by people who don't even know how to love themselves & who aren't ready to offer anything of quality. 'Chapter II' is the story of how I wanted to get right with an ex by complimenting her life & sharing mine, while acknowledging that in the past I had only seeked her validation, had wanted her to complete me & fill my voids.”

The music video for 'Chapter II' was written & directed by director & producer Marlene Guerin & produced by her & cinematographer Danny Valdes during the COVID-19 lockdown in late May.

'Chapter II' starring Ian Guerin & critically acclaimed ballet dancer Lupita Martínez is available on the singer's official Youtube Channel IAN GUERIN VEVO.

lyrics

It's been years since the last time
We went to the mall in-between class
I remember it all perfectly, cause I tried to kiss you

You were it; I was in ecstasy being with you
Then it suddenly ended, it went cold & you took some distance

My emotions just went up & down in a whirlwind
Anxiety, tears, broken dreams & obsession
How I like you, I see you & love you, hasn't changed, no
But the one thing that did is
I'm ready for you
I've become the man you want

I don't need nobody
To tell me what to do
To tell me what to say
I don't need nobody
To make me feel secure
To build myself for you babe
Maybe you doubt it
Cause you've been hurt
I understand it
Been dragged through the mud
Felt you weren't worth
But you need to fight it
He was a page in your book
But we're chapter II

I've tamed my demons best way I can
I've worked my head so that it won't flounder
Back to the dark place
Back to the scarred kid
Constantly hounded
By rejection & inferiority

I ask myself to remain calm
You're capable
You're wonderful
You like who you've become
Don't blow it
Don't blow it
She needs a man who's strong
I remind myself that

I don't need nobody
To tell me what to do
To tell me what to say
I don't need nobody
To make me feel secure
To build myself for you babe
Maybe you doubt it
Cause you've been hurt
I understand it
Been dragged through the mud
Felt you weren't worth
But you need to fight it
He was a page in your book
But we're chapter II
But we're chapter II
But we're chapter II
But we're chapter II

You ain't need to be afraid this time
I'm here, I'm willing, I'm able
We don't really need to mess around
We're both jack tired of the same bull
This chapter's blank, for us to write
Grab a pen, hold my hand; I'm scared too
But for you I'll take the chance

We don't need nobody
To tell us what to do
To tell us how to live
We don't need nobody
To build ourselves for II

credits

released October 9, 2020
Produced by: Azhmir Vangort
Written by: Ian Guerin
Arranged by: Azhmir Vangort
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at: Vangort Soundworks
Background Vocals: Ian Guerin

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Ian Guerin Los Angeles, California

Ian Guerin is an R&B/Pop recording artist, songwriter, producer, that has been doing music since the age of 9.

A 9 Time BEAT 100 Award Winner, & an Akademia Award Winner, Ian Guerin has topped said U.K. Chart twice (Pop This Jam, 2015–Free Time, 2017).

“His honesty goes beyond all smoke and mirrors. He tells the truth no matter how much it hurts.” – The Hype Magazine
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