Love You to Life

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"Love You to Life"
Single by Grace Jones
from the album Hurricane
Released May 03, 2010
Format Digital download, 12", CD
Genre Alternative, Reggae
Label Wall of Sound
Writer(s) Grace Jones, Bruce Woolley, Mark van Eyck
Producer(s) Ivor Guest
Grace Jones singles chronology
"Williams' Blood"
(2008)
"Love You to Life"
(2010)

"Love You to Life" is a 2010 single by Grace Jones.

Background[edit]

The song, written by Grace Jones, Bruce Woolley and Mark van Eyck, showcases strong reggae influences and includes spoken verses (the only sung part of the track is the chorus). Its lyrics are based on a true story of one of Grace's lovers, who was in a coma for several weeks, only to come around in front of her. His first word was Grace's name. "When their eyes first open and you just magically happen to be there, there's a look in the eye that you'll never forget. Like a birth," said the singer.[1]

"Love You to Life" was the third and final single from Jones' tenth studio album Hurricane. Originally scheduled for release on March 30, 2009,[2] it would however be postponed for more than a year, finally being released in May 2010.[3] It was available as a 5-track digital single and a limited (1,000 copies only) single-sided 12" vinyl containing one of the song remixes. A promotional CD single was also produced, retaining the digital single track listing.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Love You to Life" was directed by Chris Levine and Why Not Associates, and drew inspiration from an Irish milliner Philip Treacy and "real life magic".[5] Its launch was announced for May/June 2010.[6] The video was the subject of an exhibition Grace Jones by Chris Levine: Stillness at the Speed of Light at The Vinyl Factory in Soho, London. The exhibition ran from 30 April to 13 May 2010.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love You to Life" (Radio Edit) – 3:41
  2. "Love You to Life" (Mala/Digital Mystikz Remix) – 4:56
  3. "Love You to Life" (Cagedbaby & Guy Williams Paradise 45 Rework) – 6:40
  4. "Love You to Life" (Pitron & Sanna Remix) – 7:27
  5. "Love You to Life" (Dub) – 5:23
A. "Love You to Life" (Digital Mystikz Remix) – 4:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miranda Sawyer (2008-10-11). "State of Grace: Miranda Sawyer meets Grace Jones". www.guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Grace Jones releases 2nd single from ‘Hurricane’ – “Love You To Life” (watch video)". bandweblogs.com. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Wall of Sound / Releases / Love You To Life". www.wallofsound.net. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Grace Jones - Love You To Life (CD) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Love You to Life Chris Levine". www.chrislevine.com. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  6. ^ "Grace Jones Chris Levine". www.chrislevine.com. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  7. ^ "Grace Jones by Chris Levine — Credits". www.gracejonesbychrislevine.com. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  8. ^ "Love You To Life: Grace Jones: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". www.amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  9. ^ "Grace Jones - Love You To Life (File) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  10. ^ "Love You to Life by Grace Jones : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  11. ^ "Grace Jones - Love You To Life (Digital Mystikz Remix) (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  12. ^ "Love You to Life (Digital Mystikz Remix) (single-sided) by Grace Jones : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-07.