“True” is a song by the British band Spandau Ballet. The song was written by band lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and principal songwriter, Gary Kemp. It was released in 1983 as the third single from their third studio album, also titled “True.” It was released on April 15, 1983 with “Lifeline” on the B-side (“Gently” in the United States”). The single reached the top of the singles charts in the UK, Canada and Ireland and Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart in the U.S. The success of “True” helped propel Spandau Ballet to international fame, solidifying their status as one of the prominent bands of the 1980s. “True” is a romantic ballad that showcases the band’s shift towards a more sophisticated and melodic sound. The song features a prominent saxophone melody played by Steve Norman, which became one of the most recognizable elements of the track. The song’s enduring popularity has made it a classic of the era and has been featured in various films, TV shows, and advertisements over the years.
The lyrics of “True” express themes of love, loyalty, and commitment. The song’s heartfelt and introspective nature resonated with audiences and became one of Spandau Ballet’s biggest hits. It reached the top of the charts in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands.