Underground (Evermore song)
|Single by Evermore|
|from the album Evermore|
|Released||19 February 2010|
|Format||CD, Digital download|
|Recorded||Room 101, Dragonfly Studios, Melbourne|
|Genre||Alternative rock, electronic rock|
|Evermore singles chronology|
"Underground" is a song by New Zealand rock band Evermore, it is the first single from their upcoming self-titled International Debut Evermore, which will also be released in Australia and NZ. The song was debuted along with two others on Wednesday 7 October at the Hallam Hotel in Melbourne as part of the bands string of small Victorian shows before they go overseas. It's one of three new songs added to the album along with songs from their entire history. The song was released to Australian radio on 21 January 2010 along with the songs musci video which made its debut on the bands official YouTube page. The song is expected to debut live to an Australian audience at the Australia Day concert in Canberra.
The song along with the entire album became available for download on European iTunes stores on 17 October 2009.
"Underground" is a song about drummer Dann Hume's hazy recollections of a night out in London while over there sightseeing. The song has references to the London underground railway. The single coverart uses the actual London 'Underground' signature. The band got the idea to write a song about it when they found themselves at the entrance of the London underground which is one of the few things Dann remembers of that night.
The music video debuted in the early morning of 22 January 2010 on the band's official YouTube channel. The video is shot following Jon Hume (lead singer) around in close up, making his way underground in a very hazy state. The video contains many quick cuts to the band playing in a small dark room with walls covered in road and warning signs, sometimes its just individual members playing in the room. As Jon continues making his way downstairs, other members, Pete and Dann are seen playing bass and drums around him. Jon then starts to be chased by people in animal costumes and because Jon is in a drunk state it scares him and he starts running downstairs. As Jon gets further underground, he finds himself trying to get through women who are trying to embrace him in a party-like atmosphere with flashing lights, dancing and glitter confetti everywhere. The video eventually ends with Jon falling to the ground passing out with women touching him all over.
All songs written and composed by Evermore.
The song was released on the iTunes store on 19 February 2010.
|Chart (2010)||Peak Position|
|ARIA Singles Chart||53|
|ARIA Australian Singles Chart||8|