Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

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"Inní mér syngur vitleysingur"
Single by Sigur Rós
from the album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
B-side "Heima"
Released September 7, 2008 (2008-09-07)
(see release history)
Format Digital download, CD, CD-R
Recorded January–April 2008
Genre Indie rock, dream pop, indie pop
Length 4:05
Label EMI
Writer(s) Sigur Rós
Producer(s) Sigur Rós and Flood
Sigur Rós singles chronology
"Gobbledigook"
(2008)
"Inní mér syngur vitleysingur"
(2008)
"Við spilum endalaust"
(2008)
Við spilum endalaust track listing
Music video
"Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" on YouTube

"Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" (Icelandic for "Within me a lunatic sings"[1]) is the second track on Sigur Rós' fifth album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. It is the first single from the album, and was released on September 8, 2008.[2]

A music video for "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" was also released. It shows the band playing at the free Náttúra (Nature) concert in Reykjavík on June 28, 2008.[3]

Vocals from this track were sampled by the experimental electronic duo, Crystal Castles, in the song "Year of Silence", on their second self-titled release Crystal Castles (II).

Track listing[edit]

Digital download, CD
No. Title Length
1. "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur"   4:05
2. "Heima"   3:58
Promotional single
No. Title Length
1. "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur"   4:05

Personnel[edit]

Sigur Rós
  • Jón Þór Birgisson - vocals, guitar
  • Georg Hólm - bass
  • Kjartan Sveinsson - keyboard, piano
  • Orri Páll Dýrason - drums

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 16
Iceland (Tónlist)[5] 8
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 152

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalog no.
Australia September 7, 2008 Digital download EMI n/a
France
Germany
Iceland
Netherlands
United Kingdom
United States
United Kingdom September 8, 2008 CD-R (Contemporary hit radio) CDEMDJ757; 50999 234778 2 7
September 15, 2008 CD CDEM 757; 50999 237978 2 6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "sigur rós - lyrics". sigur-ros.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  2. ^ "eighteen seconds before sunrise - sigur rós news » 2008 » September » 6". sigur-ros.co.uk. 2008-09-06. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  3. ^ "eighteen seconds before sunrise - sigur rós news » 2008» August» 20". sigur-ros.co.uk. 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sigur Rós – Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  5. ^ "Öll Íslensk tónlist á einum stað" (in Icelandic). Tónlist.is. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Sigur Rós" UK Singles Chart.