Noir (William Control album)

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Studio album by William Control
Released June 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)
Recorded at Sleepy Hollow Studios
Genre Darkwave, Synthpop
Length 45:13
Label Victory
Producer William Control
William Control chronology
Hate Culture
Silentium Amoris
Singles from Noir
  1. "I'm Only Human Sometimes"
    Released: June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rock Sound 7/10 stars [1]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars [2]

Noir is the second studio album by William Control.

Thus far, "I'm Only Human Sometimes" is the first and only single released to promote the album. It also spawned a music video.
The single's album artwork caused a small controversy when online music retailer, iTunes, rejected[3] the cover claiming it was "unsuitable for minors".[4]

Fans who pre-ordered the album received a pair of unisex briefs branded with the William Control logo.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by William Control, except where noted. 

No. Title Music Length
1. "Une Annonce"     1:24
2. "Vorspiel"   Kenneth Fletcher 1:06
3. "All Due Restraint"     3:09
4. "I'm Only Human Sometimes"     3:30
5. "Can't Help Falling in Love" (George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore)   3:22
6. "Why Dance with the Devil, When You Have Me?" (featuring Kurupt and Liza Graves)   4:10
7. "My Lady Dominate"     4:02
8. "Soliloquy"     3:56
9. "Dorian Gray" (featuring Ashley Costello and Jeffree Star)   3:47
10. "Ultrasound"     2:53
11. "Noir"   William Control, Luke Barnes 2:32
12. "Epilogue" (Stephen Jeffreys, dialogue from "The Libertine"; hidden track starts at 8:35)   11:22
Total length:


  • The title of track 1 is French for "An Announcement" while the title of track 2 is German for "Prelude".
  • Track 4 contains references to the novel and film Let the Right One In.
  • Track 9 is about The Picture of Dorian Gray and is told from the perspective of its lead character.
  • Track 5 is a cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love" performed by Elvis Presley


  • Photography by Lisa Johnson
  • Art Direction by Doublej


  1. ^ "William Control Noir". Rock Sound. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  2. ^ "William Control Noir". Rock Sound. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Twitter / William Control: iTunes rejected the artwork". 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  4. ^ "WILLIAM CONTROL Releases Erotic New Video for “I’m Only Human Sometimes” « News «". Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  5. ^ "William Control Packages: Noir CD and Underwear Package". Victory Records. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 

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