How Long (The View song)

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"How Long"
Single by The View
Released 9 July 2012
Format Digital Download
Genre Indie rock
Length 2:54 (Digital Download)
Label 1965 Records
The View singles chronology
"How Long"
"The Clock"

"How Long" is the first single released by Dundee band The View from their fourth album Cheeky For A Reason. The song was first announced by NME on 27 May 2012 as the first single to be released on The Views anticipated new album Cheeky For A Reason. The song was officially made available for download from iTunes on the 6 June 2012, a whole month before the anticipated release date.[1]

The music video for the song was released on 13 June 2012.[2]

The song was generally well received, with many reviewers highlighting the fact that The View have revisited their Libertine-esque early years whilst at the same time maturing musically as a band. NME said of the song - "a frantic little earworm of a song that takes precisely six seconds to reach its first chorus, and never lets up thereafter" [3] However, the progressively dismal chart performance of The View's singles continued as the song failed to chart in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital Download
  1. "How Long" - 2:54