Through the Night

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Through The Night
Studio album by Ren Harvieu
Released 14 May 2012 (2012-05-14)
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Pop rock, soul, indie pop
Length 42:20
Label Island Records
Producer Paul Harrison, Jimmy Hogarth
Ren Harvieu chronology
Open Your Arms EP Through The Night
(2012)
Singles from Through The Night
  1. "Through The Night"
    Released: 2 December 2011
  2. "Open Your Arms"
    Released: 21 March 2012
  3. "Tonight"
    Released: 16 July 2012
  4. "Do Right By Me"
    Released: 1 October 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (63/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
Independent on Sunday 2.5/5 stars[1]
Mojo 2/5 stars[1]
New Musical Express 4/5 stars[4]
The Observer 3/5 stars[5]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
The Daily Telegraph 4/5 stars[6]
For the single by Drumsound & Bassline Smith, see Through the Night (song). For the radio programme, see Euroclassic Notturno.

Through the Night is the debut album from Ren Harvieu released on May 14, 2012 on Island Records.[2]

Background[edit]

The release of the album was postponed after the accident which happened on May 31, 2011. Ren Harvieu was with friends in an East London field, watching them performing acrobatic leaps over a hedge when she was knocked to the ground and broke her back. "I heard it snap. I couldn't feel my feet. I wasn't on drugs or even drunk. I thought I was gonna die," the singer recalled. After a 14-hour operation Harvieu spent months recovering at the Stanmore's Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, not knowing whether she’ll be able to walk again.[7]

Reception[edit]

Through the Night received generally positive reviews from music critics upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 63, based on 7 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews."[1]

Tracklist[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Open Up Your Arms"   Dave McCabe 3:47
2. "Tonight"   Howie Payne 4:13
3. "Do Right By Me"   Howie Payne 3:58
4. "Walking in the Rain"   Howie Payne 3:44
5. "Through the Night"   Ren Harvieu, Jimmy Hogarth, Ed Harcourt, Christopher O'Neill 3:43
6. "Forever in Blue"   Howie Payne 3:58
7. "Twist the Knife"   Ren Harvieu, Jimmy Hogarth, O'Neill, Paul Harrison 3:56
8. "Dancing on Her Own"   Ren Harvieu, Jimmy Hogarth, Kevin Cormack 3:17
9. "Holding On"   Howie Payne 3:07
10. "Summer Romance"   Logan Baren, Justin Baren, Andrew Langer 4:00
11. "Love Is a Melody"   Ed Harcourt, Jimmy Hogarth 4:27
Total length:
42:20

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Scottish Albums Chart 8
UK Albums Chart 5
UK Digital Albums 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Through The Night". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b Sheppard, David. "Ren Harvieu Through the Night Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Caroline. "Ren Harvieu, Through the Night, CD review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  4. ^ McAlpine, Fraser. "Ren Harvieu: Through the Night review". NME. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  5. ^ Hoby, Hermione. "Ren Harvieu: Through the Night – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  6. ^ Brown, Helen. "Ren Harvieu, Through the Night, CD review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  7. ^ Doyle, Tom. Q, March 2012, #308. Q Now. The Singer Who Cheated Death. p. 35