Story Behind the Song: Abby Anderson, ‘Make Him Wait’
Abby Anderson's debut single, "Make Him Wait," shares a simple message of not rushing a relationship, and not dropping everything for a cute guy. Read on to learn more about the process behind the making of the soulful song.
I was writing with Josh Kerr and Tom Douglas that day, and I just remember being all giddy because I had this big ol' crush on this boy, and we were writing an uptempo, happy song. We were cuttin' up at one point, and Josh turns to me and says, "Abby, how do you get the boys?" -- which, I don't! I'm a total nerd. But he asked, so I said, "I make 'em wait! I make 'em work for it a little!"
He turned around and started playing the chords to "Make Him Wait," and, honestly, everything my dad has ever taught me about dating and relationships started floating back. We wrote the song in 45 minutes. It honestly fell from the sky.
To be honest with you, I didn't think it would be a single. When we wrote it, I thought it was a good song and that maybe it would go on the album, but when we made a demo of it and played it for the CEO of Black River [Entertainment, my label], he loved it.
I guess at that point, the buzz started going around the office. I always say I like surrounding myself with people that are a lot smarter than I am. They saw the vision, and I have to hand it to them for seeing the potential of everything this song could be.
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