Love Like Winter

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"Love Like Winter"
Single by AFI
from the album Decemberunderground
Released September 26, 2006
Format CD
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock, electronic rock
Length 2:45
Label Interscope
Writer(s) AFI
Producer(s) Jerry Finn
AFI singles chronology
"Miss Murder"
(2006)
"Love Like Winter"
(2006)
"The Missing Frame"
(2007)

"Love Like Winter" is a song by American rock band AFI. It was released as the second single from their seventh studio album Decemberunderground on September 26, 2006. A music video for the song premiered on TRL on September 26, 2006 and was directed by Marc Webb, who has also directed previous music videos for the band: "The Days Of The Phoenix", "The Leaving Song Pt. II", and "Miss Murder". The short version of the music video was released on iTunes along with the live video from I Heard A Voice in December 2006 as an EP called the 'Love Like Winter EP'.

The song charted at #4 on the Alternative Songs Chart, #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #71 on the Billboard Pop 100.[citation needed] The song also charted in the United Kingdom, Australia and Portugal.[citation needed]

It is available as a downloadable track for the video game Rock Band.

Track List[edit]

  1. "Love Like Winter" - 2:45
  2. "Jack the Ripper" (Morrissey cover) - 2:47
  3. "On the Arrow" - 3:07
  4. "Love Like Winter" (Music video) - 2:46

Music video[edit]

On September 26, 2006 AFI appeared on Total Request Live to premiere the music video. It peaked at #1 shortly afterward, then retired at #7, spending 40 days on the countdown, making it the shortest living music video on the countdown.

The band appears in a snowy forest and they die one by one, leaving Havok as the only remaining member. Havok chases after a mysterious woman played by Christina Petrovic, who reveals herself as evil. After Havok collapses through the ice and attempts to rescue himself, she appears behind him and the two share a kiss. Havok dies and is shown sinking into the water at the end of the music video, with the mysterious woman.

The video (directed by Marc Webb) was said to be inspired by Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill duology and Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow.[1]

On November 15, 2006 a long version was released on Yahoo!. The video contains additional footage at the beginning of the music video and features the outro to the preceding track on Decemberunderground, The Interview. It features the band members roaming around the snowy forest, as well as the mysterious woman. It features 5 quick flashes as well, the first four containing frames from videos AFI made during their '5 Flowers' mystery that ended with fans receiving secret passes to shows in April 2006. The fifth frame features the word 'ÞrírÞrírSjö' over the cover of The Leaving Song Pt. II 7" from their previous studio album Sing The Sorrow. The word is Icelandic for "three three seven". On November 17, 2006 the extended version was removed from Yahoo!. However, it was eventually re-released on the site and became viewable on YouTube. It is available for digital download on iTunes as well.

Charts[edit]

Chart Position
Billboard Hot 100 68
Billboard Pop 100 71
Hot Modern Rock Tracks 4
UK Singles 76
ARIA Singles 44
Hot Videoclip Tracks 14
Portugal Singles Top 50 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "www.mtv.com". MTV News Article. 

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