Luminous (song)

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"Luminous"
Single by Jedward
from the album Young Love
Released 12 October 2012 (2012-10-12)
Format Digital download
Recorded Sweden, March 2012
Genre Pop, synthpop, dance
Length 3:25
Label Universal Music Group
Writer(s) Sebastian Lundberg, Fredrik Häggstam, Johan Gustafson and Marlene Strand
Producer(s) Trinity Music
Jedward singles chronology
"Young Love"
(2012)
"Luminous"
(2012)
"Free Spirit"
(2014)
Music video
"Luminous" on YouTube

"Luminous" is a song by Irish pop duo Jedward. It is the third single from their third album, Young Love. It was released as a digital download on 12 October 2012. The song was written by Swedish songwriters Sebastian Lundberg, Fredrik Häggstam, Johan Gustafson and Marlene Strand, and produced by Trinity Music.

Background[edit]

On 27 June, Jedward announced that the third single from Young Love would be "Luminous", with a music video made by their record label, Universal Music Ireland.[1] In September, release dates were announced for 12 October in Ireland, 15 October in the UK and 16 October for the rest of the world.[2] "Luminous" received its first UK radio play during presenter Tina Campbell's show on Meridian Radio[3] after Campbell interviewed them for her blog Craveonmusic - now Craveon Entertainment.[4]

Music video[edit]

The "Luminous" video was filmed at Ardmore Studios in Ireland on 30 August 2012.[5] Inspired by Star Wars and Avatar, the video has elements of science fiction and fantasy.[6] The "Luminous" video was previewed on Irish youth TV show Elev8 on 9 October, with a full release on 12 October.[7] The video reached #2 on the Irish iTunes video sales chart[8] and #3 on the UK iTunes video sales chart.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 59
South Korea (GAON)[11] 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jedward Interview - South East Radio - June 27th 2012". Tony Scott. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "The brand new single from @planetjedward is set for release Oct 12th (Irl), 15th (UK) & everywhere else Oct 16!". Universal Music Ireland. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Meridian Radio Wikipedia page". Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jedward 'Luminous' interview". Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Luminous video". Jedward Genius. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "the video its like Avatar and Star Wars". Planet Jedward. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Are you ready?". TRTE. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Luminous". iTunes (Ireland). Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Luminous". iTunes (UK). Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 42, 2012". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Week: October 14, 2012 to October 20, 2012)". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 25 October 2012.