Tuesday, July 15, 2008

MUSIC: THE VERVE "LOVE IS NOISE"


"Love is Noise" is a song by English alternative rock band The Verve and is the second track on their upcoming fourth album, Forth. It will also be released as the first single from the album on August 4, 2008 in the United Kingdom. The song received its first airplay by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 on June 23, 2008. The promo video for the song debuted online on July 9.

Lyrically, the song is clearly influenced by William Blake's "And did those feet in ancient time", commonly known as 'Jerusalem', with its "Do those feet in modern times/Walk on soles that are made in China?", and allusion to "Bright prosaic malls" instead of "dark Satanic mills". This is the second time Richard Ashcroft has referenced Blake, following 1995's "History".

The song has been played live as early as the late 2007 gigs, but was given different names such as "Modern Times." The band played it with a huge warm reception at 2008's Coachella as the setlist's closer, something that was repeated in Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on June 29.

VERVE "LOVE IS NOISE" (MP3)



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