End of Night
|"End of Night"|
|Single by Dido|
|from the album Girl Who Got Away|
|Released||5 May 2013|
|Recorded||2010-11; Echo Studios, Los Angeles|
|Genre||Euro disco, synthpop|
|Length||3:58 (Main/Album Version)
3:30 (JR Single Mix)
|Label||Sony Music Entertainment|
|Writer(s)||Dido Armstrong, Greg Kurstin|
|Dido singles chronology|
"End of Night" is a song by English singer-songwriter Dido. The song was released on 5 May 2013 as the second single from her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away (2013). The song was written by Dido and Greg Kurstin.
On Twitter Dido said "#endofnight the person i wrote this about is, well was, a friend... they have heard the song and love it and have no idea it's about them!". [sic] On Twitter @ShanLovegood_TW asked "what is your favourite part of #EndOfNight ?", Dido said "#endofnight you were ugly when the beat kicked in and ugly when it left... and the chorus! i wrote it in 2010 but i still love it. x". [sic]
A Lyric video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on 26 March 2013 at a total length of four minutes. On 9 April 2013 Dido tweeted that she was filming the music video for "End of Night". A music video to accompany the release of "End of Night" was first released onto YouTube on 28 April 2013 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-nine seconds.
The video shows Dido walking through a haunted mansion surrounded by dancers. The video starts with a shot of the mansion and then shows Dido sitting on a bed singing with a dancer standing behind her, she then walks out of the room into another room full of dancers, she then goes outside where there are more dancers.
In April 2013 Dido performed "End of Night" for the first time live on German late-night television comedy talk show TV total. On 23 April 2013 she performed the song live German television programme Morgenmagazin (English: Morning Show). On 30 April 2013 she performed the song live on British music television show Later... with Jools Holland.
|1.||"End of Night"||3:58|
|1.||"End of Night" (Radio Edit)||3:27|
|2.||"End of Night" (JR Mix)||3:40|
|3.||"End of Night" (Vince Clarke Remix)||6:03|
|4.||"End of Night" (Cedric Gervais Remix)||5:52|
Credits and personnel
- Written by Dido Armstrong and Greg Kurstin
- Produced by Greg Kurstin
- Mixed by Greg Kurstin
- Engineered by Greg Kurstin
- Additional engineering by Jessie Shatkin
- Recorded at Echo Studios, Los Angeles
- Vocals by Dido
- Keyboards and programming by Greg Kurstin
- Mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound
Credits adapted from Girl Who Got Away album liner notes.
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||38|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||14|
|South Korea (Gaon International Chart)||18|
|Australia||13 March 2013||Airplay||Sony Music Entertainment|
|Italy||22 March 2013||Airplay||Sony|
|United Kingdom||5 May 2013||Digital Download||Sony Music Entertainment|
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- "Girl Who Got Away - Dido". Mojo. Bauer Media Group. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. "Surprises include End Of Night, nicely brutish electro-pop where Dido's automaton vocal really works"
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- Dido - End of Night (Official Lyric Video) on YouTube
- Twitter / didoofficial: Shooting #endofnight video ...
- Dido - End of Night on YouTube
- Dido unveils haunting 'End Of Night' music video. digitalspy.co.uk/ Digital Spy
- Dido - End Of Night - TV Total - TV Shows - Shows - MySpass.de
- Dido - End Of Night - Live (Morgenmagazin - Das Erste 2013 apr23). YouTube
- Dido - End Of Night - Later... with Jools Holland - BBC Two on YouTube
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- "Ultratop.be – Dido – End Of Night" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
- "Ultratop.be – Dido – End Of Night" (in French). Ultratip.
- iTunes - Music - End of Night (Remixes) - EP by Dido