Far Cry (Rush song)

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"Far Cry"
Single by Rush
from the album Snakes & Arrows
Released March 12, 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Hard rock, Progressive rock
Length 5:21
Label Anthem/Atlantic Records
Producer(s) Nick Raskulinecz and Rush
Rush singles chronology
"Summertime Blues"
(2004)
"Far Cry"
(2007)
"Spindrift"
(2007)
Snakes & Arrows track listing
"Far Cry"
(1)
"Armor and Sword"
(2)
Music sample

"Far Cry" is the first single from Rush's 2007 album Snakes & Arrows. It was released to radio on March 12, 2007, then saw a digital release on iTunes four days later. The song peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Background[edit]

The song evolved from a studio jam session between Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee. Neil Peart unexpectedly left lyrics he had just finished on the table with the chorus highlighted. Lee began singing the chorus along with a section of the jam and, according to him, it seemed to fit. The song was written in a day with Geddy Lee remarking "Far Cry was a good day."[citation needed]

Video[edit]

The video, directed by Christopher Mills (producer), was released on YouTube, on May 8, 2007. It contains extensive stop-motion footage featuring the band's members and clips from their 1970s and 80s videos.

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