Pnau (album)

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Pnau
Studio album by Pnau
Released 19 December 2007
Genre Electronic, alternative dance, indie dance, nu disco
Length 48:34
Label etcetc, Pnau Records and Tapes
Producer Pnau, with additional production by Sam Littlemore
Pnau chronology
Again
(2003)
Pnau
(2007)
Soft Universe
(2011)
Alternative cover
International Album Cover
Alternative Cover
Australian Tour Edition
Singles from Pnau
  1. "Wild Strawberries"
    Released: 2007
  2. "Shock to My System"
    Released: 2007
  3. "Baby"
    Released: 2008
  4. "Embrace"
    Released: 2008

Pnau is the third album by Australian dance music duo, Pnau. The album was released in 2007 on the independent record label etcetc in Australia and on the independent record label Pnau Records and Tapes on LP in the UK in 2009.[1] The album peaked at 31 on Australian charts[2] and was featured at number 89 on the Triple J Hottest 100 Albums of All Time.[3]

The album is considered significant for the band in several regards. Shortly after the album's release Elton John claimed the album to be the greatest record he had heard in ten years.[4][5][6][7][8][9] Subsequently, Pnau was signed onto Elton's management[4] which resulted in their heavily publicized apprenticeship under the music icon.

Additionally, Pnau reunited Nick Littlemore with Luke Steele for the first time in nearly a decade for the album tracks "With You Forever" and "Freedom". According to Littlemore, the track "With You Forever" inspired the artists to collaborate on a side project, which finalized a year later into the highly successful electronic pop band Empire of the Sun.

The album also features Ladyhawke (who at the time of this album's release was only previously known for her collaboration with Nick Littlemore in their art rock duo Teenager), Feadz, Nick Yannikas of Lost Valentinos and Michael De Francesco of Van She.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "With You Forever"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore, Luke Steele 3:34
2. "Wild Strawberries"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore, Feadz 3:55
3. "Shock To My System"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore, Nick Yannikas 2:44
4. "Baby"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore 2:45
5. "Come Together"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore, Michael De Francesco 5:01
6. "We Have Tomorrow"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore 4:28
7. "Lover"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore 4:47
8. "No More Violence"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore 4:54
9. "Embrace"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore, Pip Brown (Ladyhawke) 5:29
10. "Dancing on the Water"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore 4:07
11. "Freedom"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore, Luke Steele 4:00
12. "Die With Us"   Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes, Sam Littlemore, Michael De Francesco 2:50

"Baby"[edit]

The track "Baby" has proven extremely popular and it was sampled in a hit by French duo Faul & Wad Ad in their 2013 international hit "Changes". The song was credited as Faul and Wad Ad vs. Pnau.

"Changes" has been a huge hit all over Europe and internationally. Notable chart positions include number 1 in Germany, number 2 in Austria, number 3 in Belgium, number 4 in Switzerland and number 36 in France. Other charting appearances include Ireland, the Netehrlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland, amongst others.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pnau at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pnau on Australian charts". www.australian-charts.com. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/alltime/11/countdown/all.htm
  4. ^ a b "Elton John signs Aussie Band PNAU". News.Com.Au. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Elton John Loves PNAU". Crushable. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Elton John Joins The PNAU Fan Club". Undercover. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Rolling Stone: Pnau interview". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "PNAU - Nick Littlemore - Music". Time Out Sydney. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "PNAU Baby (live on Sunrise), With the Talent Zone Dancers". Talent Zone. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 

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