Last Time (Labrinth song)

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"Last Time"
Single by Labrinth
from the album Electronic Earth
Released 16 March 2012 (2012-03-16)
Format Digital download
Genre Synthpop, electro
Length 4:24
Label Syco
Writer(s) Labrinth, Marc Williams
Producer(s) Labrinth
Labrinth singles chronology
"Teardrop"
(2011)
"Last Time"
(2012)
"Express Yourself"
(2012)
Music video
Labrinth - Last Time on YouTube
Electronic Earth track listing
"Earthquake"
(2)
"Last Time"
(3)
"Treatment"
(4)

"Last Time" is a song by English musician Labrinth. Written by Labrinth and manager Marc Williams, it was released as the third single from the musician's debut album Electronic Earth on 16 March 2012.

Background[edit]

Before its release, "Last Time" was performed live by Labrinth on the BBC Radio 1Xtra Live tour in 2011.[1] Labrinth revealed on Twitter that the song would be his third single, announcing on 25 January 2012: "My new single is called Last Time out on March 11th."[2] The full track was premiered on UK radio on 30 January at 8:00 GMT,[3] and the song was later uploaded on Labrinth's YouTube account.[4]

Style and composition[edit]

Labrinth claims that he was "gravitated" to the sound of "Last Time" by his love of science fiction, and points out that song is influenced by European electronic artists such as Daft Punk and Kraftwerk, describing it as his "own perception" of their sounds.[5] When revealing the song, the musician and producer claimed that it "shows another side to what I'm about", pointing out that "It's quite electronic, but when you really listen to the detail of the music, you can understand that it's really musical".[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Lewis Corner of Digital Spy blog gave described the song as "immaculately produced, slickly executed and ... fresh and fizzy".[7]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Last Time" was released on 24 February 2012, and was directed by Colin Tilley.[8][9] The video has been described as "intergalactic",[10] and features Labrinth "travelling the globe with a blue alien" and other phenomena.[11] Labrinth said in the pre-video that he wanted to try a sci-fi video.

Track listing[edit]

iTunes digital download[12]
No. Title Length
1. "Last Time"   4:24
2. "Last Time" (Knife Party remix) 5:14
3. "Last Time" (Gareth Emery remix) 5:47
4. "Last Time" (Monsta remix) 6:36
Total length:
22:01

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[13] 40
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[14] 58
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 14
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 4
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[17] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 4
UK Official Streaming Chart Top 100[19] 50

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Ref.
United Kingdom 16 March 2012 Syco Digital download [12]
Germany 16 March 2012 Syco Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Labrinth: 1Xtra Live 2011 performance highlights". 1xtra Live - 2011 (BBC). Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Labrinth Announces Details Of New Single 'Last Time'". Capital FM. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Labrinth's New Song 'Last Time' To Get First Play On Capital FM". Capital FM. 29 January 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Labrinth - Last Time (Lyric Video)". LabrinthVEVO (YouTube). 30 January 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Labrinth: "'Last Time' Is My Perception Of Daft Punk And Kraftwerk" - Video". Capital FM. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Joanne Dorken (30 January 2012). "Labrinth: "Last Time Is Going To Smash Earthquake"". MTV. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Lewis Corner (19 March 2012). "Labrinth: 'Last Time' - Single review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Labrinth ‘Last Time’ New Music Video & Interview". PyroMag. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Ayishat Louize. "Labrinth - Last Time Official video". Individualism. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Jamal Guthrie (24 February 2012). "Labrinth Reveals Intergalactic 'Last Time' Video - Watch". EntertainmentWise. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Lewis Corner (24 February 2012). "Labrinth travels with aliens in new 'Last Time' music video - watch". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Last Time - EP by Labrinth". iTunes. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Labrinth – Last Time". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  14. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201246 into search.
  15. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart" UK R&B Chart.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  19. ^ Official Streaming Chart Top 100 - 3 August 2013

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