"Cement" was the second single from British rock band Feeder's critically acclaimed 1997 album Polythene. It was their first radio single in the USA during 1998.
Amongst the singles b-sides, are re-recordings of the two tracks from their debut release "Two Colours", while "Rush" was at first a studio demo before the released version is a "live" take, which was recorded in a studio with the crowd effects added afterwards. It was originally recorded for a compilation called Home Truths. This was also their first coloured vinyl release. The song refers to a situation of Grant seeing a girl he has feelings for, but feels she will not be interested.
In addition to reaching #53 on the UK charts, it also charted at #31 on the US Mainstream Rock chart.
The music video for Cement was directed by Jon Klien and is set almost entirely in a grimy, dimly-lit bedroom set with windows similar to those seen in the Death Star in the Star Wars films. It flashes between band performance and frontman Grant Nicholas indulging in various unhinged, obsessive activities relating to his love interest in the video which loosely relate to the song's lyrics. This includes spying on the girl with a camera as she walks down the street and constructing a model of her, which (in his mind at least) comes to life, and hand-peeling the shell off an egg.