Love Is the Knife

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"Love Is the Knife"
Single by Bonnie Tyler
from the album Rocks and Honey
Released 16 September 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Soft rock, country pop
Length 4:40
Label Labrador Music
Writer(s) J.D. Leonard, Jim Sells
Producer(s) David Huff
Bonnie Tyler singles chronology
"This Is Gonna Hurt"
(2013)
"Love Is the Knife"
(2013)

"Love Is the Knife" is the third single from Bonnie Tyler's country inspired album, Rocks and Honey (2013). It was written by Nashville-based songwriters J.D. Leonard and Jim Sells, and released by Labrador Music in Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand on 16 September 2013. The single failed to chart worldwide. The lyrics depict Tyler describing her heartbreak after a breakup.

Background and release[edit]

The song received no promotion before its release on 16 September 2013. Tyler only performed the song once when making an appearance on Danish television.[1]

Composition[edit]

"Love Is the Knife" was written by J.D. Leonard and Jim Sells.

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a positive review from So So Gay within their full album review of Rocks and Honey. They referred to the song as "anthemic," with a powerful beat, strong vocals and mature songwriting, and concluded with "it is this sort of song that the trademark Bonnie Tyler vocals suits so well."[2]

Track listing[edit]

The single was released in MP3 format.

Digital download
  1. "Love Is the Knife" – 4:40

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
Australia, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden[3][4][5][6][7][8] 16 September 2013 Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leonard, J.D. (23 September 2012). "“Love Is The Knife” will be Bonnie Tyler’s next single!!". J.D. Leonard official website. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ B, Jon (May 8, 2013). "Album Review: Bonnie Tyler – Rocks and Honey". So So Gay. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Love Is the Knife - Single by Bonnie Tyler". iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Love Is the Knife - Single by Bonnie Tyler". iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Love Is the Knife - Single by Bonnie Tyler". iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Love Is the Knife - Single by Bonnie Tyler". iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Love Is the Knife - Single by Bonnie Tyler". iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Love Is the Knife - Single by Bonnie Tyler". iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013.