"Original" is a song by Leftfield, released as the sixth single under that name. The song was released on 12" and CD on 13 March 1995. It featured Toni Halliday on vocals. The song gave the group their first appearance on Top of the Pops and reached #18 in the UK charts. The beginning of the song is used often on the UK version of Big Brother.
They gave me a DAT tape of 12 minutes of music which seemed to change every 12 bars. I put it on my 24-track and added some experimental vocals, with different lyrics and chorus ideas. There was one bit where I wrote the start and end of a scene in an imaginary movie, and they loved that. So they rewrote the track to fit around it. One person said he thought "Original" was about the death of dance music. I can't say what it is about, but it's definitely personal. It's very dark and disturbing. Whatever people think of my lyrics, I always say it's probably more interesting than my own explanation.