Circus in the Sky

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Circus in the Sky
Studio album by Bliss n Eso
Released 28 June 2013
Recorded 2012-2013
Genre Hip hop
Length 59:09
Label Illusive Sounds/Liberation Music
Producer DJ Izm, MC Bliss, MC Eso, M-Phazes
Bliss n Eso chronology
Running on Air
(2010)
Circus in the Sky
(2013)
Singles from Circus in the Sky
  1. "House of Dreams"
    Released: 8 March 2013[1]
  2. "Home Is Where The Heart Is"
    Released: 10 May 2013[2]
  3. "Reservoir Dogs"
    Released: 21 June 2013[3]
  4. "Act Your Age"
    Released: 16 August 2013
  5. "My Life"
    Released: 11 November 2013

Circus in the Sky is the fifth studio album by the Australian hip hop trio Bliss N Eso following 2010's Running On Air. It was released on 28 June 2013 through Illusive Sounds.[4] Bliss N Eso began recording the album in late 2012.[5] The album revolves around themes such as optimism, freedom, and peace. The album instantly reached #1 on the iTunes albums chart upon release, and debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[6] The album was positively received and was accredited gold.[7] Bliss N Eso toured in support for the album on the House Of Dreams Tour in 2013 and the Circus Under The Stars Tour in 2014. Circus In The Sky was nominated for an ARIA Music Award for Best Urban Album.[8]

Background[edit]

Bliss N Eso began recording Circus In The Sky in late 2012, a large portion of the album in a portable studio while touring. It was also Bliss N Eso's first album with live strings. Bliss said "We've felt like we've evolved, really pushed ourselves creatively, and pushed the boundaries".[9]

Singles[edit]

The first single 'House Of Dreams' was released on 8 March 2013, the second single 'Home Is Where the Heart Is' on 10 May, the third single 'Reservoir Dogs' on 21 June, the fourth single 'Act Your Age' on 16 August, and the fifth single 'My Life' on 11 November. The singles peaked on the ARIA Singles Chart at #45, #31, #96, #31, and #26, and finished at #94, #135, #123, #67, and #167 on the Triple J Hottest 100 respectively.[10][11][12] 'My Life' would go on to be Bliss N Eso's highest charting single and would be accredited gold along with 'Act Your Age'.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Unite"   2:40
2. "Pale Blue Dot"   3:32
3. "I Am Somebody" (featuring Nas) 5:10
4. "Home Is Where The Heart Is"   3:30
5. "Animal Kingdom"   2:42
6. "Can't Get Rid of This Feeling" (featuring Daniel Merriweather) 4:25
7. "Act Your Age"   2:39
8. "Life's Midnight"   4:02
9. "Reservoir Dogs" (featuring Seth Sentry, Pez, 360 and Drapht) 4:13
10. "Next Frontier"   2:24
11. "My Life" (featuring Ceekay Jones) 3:37
12. "Jungle"   3:02
13. "Cialis Cuts" (featuring Alex Williamson) 1:22
14. "Bomb Like Banksy"   3:24
15. "Sunshine"   3:28
16. "I Feel Free"   3:45
17. "House of Dreams"   4:26

Charts[edit]

Charts (2013) Peak
position
ARIA Albums Chart[14] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[15] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Dreams - Single". itunes.apple.com. 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Home Is Where The Heart Is - Single". itunes.apple.com. 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Reservoir Dogs - Single". itunes.apple.com. 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Circus In The Sky - iTunes". Apple. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  5. ^ "Bliss N Eso Bio". blissnso.com.au. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Bliss N Eso - Australian Charts Portal". Hund Median. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Australian Artist Albums Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "ARIA Awards 2013 Winners". Music Feeds. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bliss n Eso Circus In The Sky: The Documentary (The Making Of Circus In The Sky)". YouTube. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Australian Charts Portal - Bliss N Eso". Hung Median. Retrieved 9 Feb 2014. 
  11. ^ "Triple J Hottest 100 2013". Australian Broadcasting Commission. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Triple J Hottest 100 2013 101-200". Australian Broadcasting Commission. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Urban Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  14. ^ "Bliss N Eso - Music Charts". αCharts. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "ARIA Australian Artist Albums Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 July 2013.