We Walk

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"We Walk"
Single by The Ting Tings
from the album We Started Nothing
Released 23 February 2009 (2009-02-23)
Format CD single, 12" single
Genre Indie pop, new wave
Length 4:04
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Jules De Martino, Katie White
Producer(s) Jules De Martino
The Ting Tings singles chronology
"Be the One"
(2008)
"We Walk"
(2009)
"Hands"
(2010)

"We Walk" is a song by English duo The Ting Tings from their debut album, We Started Nothing (2008). It was released as the album's sixth and final single on 23 February 2009. "Fruit Machine" was originally set to be released two weeks before the release of "We Walk" as a download-only single; however, this was cancelled.

Critical reception[edit]

Tony Robert Whyte of Drowned in Sound wrote that "We Walk" is "a lush ballad in hiding that's too scared to show its true spots for fear it'll be laughed out of town by cool-as indie types, its incessant cowbell effects eventually tiring the attention despite the album's most heartfelt vocal from White."[1] Alexis Petridis of The Guardian stated that the song "prove[s] White and De Martino can do glossy and depthless at will, but pop perfection comes less easily."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "We Walk", directed by Ben Ib,[3] features Katie White and Jules De Martino walking in a park at night, with many of their duplicates around them in frozen poses.[4]

Track listings[edit]

  • UK promo CD single
  1. "We Walk" (Radio Edit) – 3:31
  2. "We Walk" (Instrumental) – 4:04
  • UK limited 12" single
A. "We Walk" – 4:04
B1. "Fruit Machine" (Dave Spoon Televized Mix) – 5:53
B2. "Fruit Machine" (Bimbo Jones Remix) – 6:08

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Airplay Chart[5] 14
Belgian Tip Chart[6] 8
UK Singles Chart[7] 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whyte, Tony Robert (12 May 2008). "The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Petridis, Alexis (16 May 2008). "The Ting Tings, We Started Nothing". The Guardian. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Knight, David (12 February 2009). "Ting Tings' We Walk by Ben Ib – who joins Draw". Promo News. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Parrack, Dave (23 February 2009). "The Ting Tings – 'We Walk' Video Review". EveryJoe. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 Singles Chart:: Chart Week Ending Date 05/04/09". Australian Music Report. Archived from the original on 28 March 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "The Ting Tings – We Walk" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Official Charts Company - We Walk by The Ting Tings Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 

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