Song for Clay (Disappear Here)

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"Song for Clay (Disappear Here)"
Song by Bloc Party from the album A Weekend in the City
Released Unreleased single
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:49
Label Wichita
Producer Jacknife Lee
A Weekend in the City track listing
  1. "Song for Clay (Disappear Here)"
  2. "Hunting for Witches"
  3. "Waiting for the 7.18"
  4. "The Prayer"
  5. "Uniform"
  6. "On"
  7. "Where Is Home?"
  8. "Kreuzberg"
  9. "I Still Remember"
  10. "Sunday"
  11. "SRXT"

"Song for Clay (Disappear Here)" is the opening track from Bloc Party's second album A Weekend in the City and was set to be the fourth single released from the album. The band had even begun work on a music video for the song.[1] It was replaced as the fourth single by a newly recorded song "Flux".

The song is inspired by Bret Easton Ellis' novel Less Than Zero in which the main character's name is Clay.[2] Lyrics in the song include "People are afraid to merge on the freeways" which is a recurring line in the book, and is similar to the opening sentence in the novel. "Disappear Here" is seen on a billboard in the novel, and appears recurrently throughout. Other lyrics, such as "I live the dream" and "When we kiss, I feel nothing" coincide with common topics in the book, which deals with the negative effects of hedonism and promiscuity on the human psyche.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bloc Party's Moblog". Moblog. 13 April 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2007. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Amy (8 June 2006). "Kele Okereke Talks New Bloc Party Album". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 31 December 2006. 

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