State of Mind (Holly Valance album)

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State of Mind
Studio album by Holly Valance
Released 6 November 2003 (2003-11-06)
(see release history)
Recorded 2003 at 40oz. Sound, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Genre Electro pop, dance, dance-pop
Length 42:07
Label EngineRoom, Warner Bros.
Holly Valance chronology
Footprints
(2002)
State of Mind
(2003)
Singles from State of Mind
  1. "State of Mind"
    Released: 20 October 2003
  2. "Curious"
    Released: Cancelled
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

State of Mind is the second studio album to be released by Australian singer Holly Valance, released in Japan on 6 November 2003 (see 2003 in music) by Warner Bros. Records. It is a mixture of dance and '80s electro-pop, some written by Valance herself. The album debuted on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and the UK Albums Chart at the lower ends of the chart, making it her lowest-selling album (out of two) to date. The album's only single, the title track "State of Mind", was a top twenty hit in Australia, Finland and the United Kingdom.

The album's genre, electro pop, differs slightly from her previous album Footprints (2002), Valance states "It's kind of different 'cos at the time I was listening to rock, I was listening to dance and lots of electro and I loved them all equally. I thought[,] what would happen if we put them all in a pot and see what happens[? ...] the people I was working with at the time really like[d] that idea. So everyone was working on the same level with the same goals in mind. What we wanted to get out of it was a bit darker, a bit harder. It's a very kind of upbeat record and that's what I like to do."[2]

The album debuted on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart at number twelve with first-week sales of 21,547 copies.[3] In Australia, it entered the ARIA Albums Chart at number fifty-seven and fell to number eighty in its second week, spending only two weeks in the top one hundred.[4] It did not do well in the United Kingdom, only peaking at number sixty and one week in the top seventy-five. The first single, title track "State of Mind", fared better, peaking at number eight in the United Kingdom and number fourteen in Australia.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of State of Mind.[5]

State of Mind – Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Hypnotic"  
  • Anderson
3:45
2. "State of Mind"  
  • Taylor
  • Taylor
3:20
3. "Everything I Hate"  
  • Peters
  • Peters
3:27
4. "Desire"  
  • Taylor
  • Taylor
3:37
5. "Curious"  
  • Anderson
  • Adam Bremner
  • Greene
  • Lee
  • Anderson
3:10
6. "Ricochets"  
  • Peters
  • Peters
  • Peters
  • Peters
3:42
7. "Roll Over"  
  • Anderson
  • Lee
  • Valance
  • Anderson
3:21
8. "Tongue-Tied"  
  • Peters
  • Peters
  • Valance
  • Peters
  • Peters
4:03
9. "Over 'n' Out"  
  • Juliette Jaimes
  • Joanne Jeffries
  • Steve Welton-Jaimes
  • Darren Bennett
  • Welton-Jaimes
3:12
10. "Somebody Out There"  
  • Peters
  • Peters
  • Peters
  • Peters
3:58
11. "Action"  
  • Nowels
3:33
12. "Double Take"  
  • Peters
  • Peters
  • Peters
  • Peters
2:59
Total length:
42:07

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Japan 6 November 2003 Warner Bros. Records CD WPCR-11722
Australia 10 November 2003 EngineRoom Records ERM0019
United Kingdom 14 November 2003 Warner Bros. 5046701625

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Full interview: Holly Valance ". BBC. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
  3. ^ a b c "Japan chart peak". jbbs.livedoor.jp. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Holly Valance - Australian chart peaks". Australian-charts. Retrieved 30 June 2007.
  5. ^ State of Mind (Media notes). State of Mind. Australia: London Records. 2003. 
  6. ^ a b "State of Mind (+DVD)(Deluxe Edition)". http://tower.jp.