I Nine

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I Nine
Origin Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2000–2009
Labels J Records
Website http://www.inine.com/
Members Carmen Keigans
Bryan Gibson
Matt Heath
Brian Whitman

I Nine were a pop rock band formed c. 2004. Their hit song, "Seven Days of Lonely," was released through iTunes in September 2007 and has since become popular. Their debut studio album, Heavy Weighs the King, was released on May 6, 2008. The song "Seven Days of Lonely" was put iTunes as the service's "free single of the week" from February 19, 2008 - February 25, 2008.

In the April 5, 2008 issue of Billboard, I Nine's second single "If This Room Could Move," which was produced by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, received a spotlight review by editor Chuck Taylor: "I Nine catapulted out of native South Carolina when Cameron Crowe invited the quartet to appear on the motion pic soundtrack for his Elizabethtown. At year-end 2007, it grazed the adult top 40 top 25 with "Seven Days of Lonely," the debut from upcoming CD Heavy Weighs the King — but that pep pill was a mere taste of the group’s prowess. Sunny follow-up "If This Room Could Move" is garnering hype because Chad Kroeger produced — all well and good but bragging rights are earned on its own merits: an ambrosial vocal from Carmen Keigans, divine start-and-stop tempo, and instrumental elements that blend ‘90s jangle-rock with Brit pop. On record, they sound like a blissful union of Jewel and Sixpence None the Richer — if more Avril Lavigne live. With two exquisite singles in a row, I Nine is counting down to name-brand status. Utterly superlative." The band disbanded when Carmen elected to pursue college and the men joined a new band, Tent Revival.

Discography[edit]

"Seven Days of Lonely"
Single by I Nine
from the album Heavy Weighs the King
Released August 28, 2007 (U.S. radio)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop rock, Pop
Length 3:36 (album version)
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Brian Howes & Carmen Keigans
I Nine American singles chronology
"Seven Days of Lonely"
(2007)
"If This Room Could Move"
(2007)

Albums[edit]

  • Heavy Weighs the King (2008) (Digital Release)
  1. "Don't Wanna"
  2. "Seven Days Of Lonely"
  3. "If This Room Could Move"
  4. "Get Out"
  5. "Black Hole"
  6. "Beckon"
  7. "Change Nothing"
  8. "I'm Alive"
  9. "Solar"
  10. "I'll Be There"
  11. "Ickis Wish"

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Seven Days of Lonely" (2007)
  • "If This Room Could Move" (2008)
  • "Don't Wanna" (2008)

Seven Days of Lonely[edit]

"Seven Days of Lonely" is the first single from I Nine's debut album, Heavy Weighs the King. It was written by the band's lead singer, Carmen Keigans and producer, Brian Howes. It was released for download on iTunes on August 28, 2007. A few weeks later, it was chosen as Single of the Week by iTunes and was downloadable for free for a whole week.

Formats and Tracklistings[edit]

iTunes Single[edit]

  1. "Seven Days of Lonely" - 3:36

Music videos[edit]

Seven Days of Lonely[edit]

The music video was produced by RockHard Pictures and directed by Ray Kay. The music video consists of many intercuts of Carmen and her band playing inside a dimly lit room. While singing Carmen sometimes throws herself on the floor. The story starts with Carmen's character laying down and singing with a streak of light on her face. Then she is standing up and finds a note. Then after the first chorus, she is walking down the stairs and finds another note. Then she is singing in front of a mirror in a bathroom and find another note on the sink. After finding a couple of more notes, she starts crying. After that she runs toward the light that shines outside of the front door. When she is about to cross the door, she finds the last note and runs outside. She gets happy and smiles when she gets to a forest full of green plants. Then she starts running, and she stops and starts jumping. She then lies on the floor and finishes up the song. Each note had a day written on it. The first note was Monday and the last Sunday. Each note read:

  • Monday So I hung up the phone. And I screamed out loud. I felt so alone
  • Tuesday It's like I'm running in slow motion
  • Wednesday it's deafening. The bitter truth
  • Thursday Than just getting by
  • Friday In a nightmare that never ends
  • Saturday I wish you could hold me
  • Sunday Through the seven days of lonely

Reviews[edit]

If This Room Could Move[edit]

In the April 5, 2008 issue of Billboard, the song received a spotlight review by Chuck Taylor: "I Nine catapulted out of native South Carolina when Cameron Crowe invited the quartet to appear on the motion pic soundtrack for his “Elizabethtown.” At year-end 2007, it grazed the adult top 40 top 25 with “Seven Days of Lonely,” the debut from upcoming CD “Heavy Weights the King”—but that pep pill was a mere taste of the group’s prowess. Sunny follow-up “If This Room Could Move” is garnering hype because Chad Kroeger produced—all well and good—but bragging rights are earned on its own merits: an ambrosial vocal from Carmen Keigans, divine start-and-stop tempo, and instrumental elements that blend ‘90s jangle-rock with Brit pop. On record, they sound like a blissful union of Jewel and Sixpence None the Richer—if more Avril Lavigne live. With two exquisite singles in a row, I Nine is counting down to name-brand status. Utterly superlative."

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=274139346&s=143441

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