When I Grow Up (Fever Ray song)

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"When I Grow Up"
Single by Fever Ray
from the album Fever Ray
B-side "Memories from When I Grew Up (Remembered by The Subliminal Kid)"
Released 30 March 2009
Format CD single, 12" single, digital download
Genre Electronic
Length 4:31 (Album Version)
3:42 (Radio Edit)
Label Rabid, Cooperative
Writer(s) Fever Ray
Producer(s) Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid
Fever Ray singles chronology
"If I Had a Heart"
(2008)
"When I Grow Up"
(2009)
"Triangle Walks"
(2009)
Music video
"When I Grow Up" on YouTube

"When I Grow Up" is the second single from Swedish recording artist Fever Ray's self-titled debut album, Fever Ray (2009).

Critical reception[edit]

Pitchfork Media placed "When I Grow Up" at number 36 on the website's list of The Top 100 Tracks of 2009.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "When I Grow Up" was directed by Martin de Thurah. He said of the video's visual statement:

"That initial idea was something about something coming out of water—something which was about to take form – a state turning into something new. And a double headed creature not deciding which where [sic] to turn. But the idea had to take a simpler form, to let the song grow by itself. I remembered a photo I took in Croatia two years ago, a swimming pool with its shining blue color in a grey foggy autumn landscape."[2]

The video premiered on Fever Ray's YouTube channel on 19 February 2009.[3]

"When I Grow Up" was placed at number three on Spin '​s list of The 20 Best Videos of 2009.[4]

Track listings[edit]

  • iTunes single[5]
  1. "When I Grow Up" – 4:31
  2. "When I Grow Up" (Håkan Lidbo's Encephalitis Remix) – 5:59
  3. "When I Grow Up" (D. Lissvik) – 4:28
  4. "Memories from When I Grew Up (Remembered by The Subliminal Kid)" – 16:41
  5. "When I Grow Up" (Van Rivers Dark Sails on the Horizon Mix) – 9:16
  6. "When I Grow Up" (We Grow Apart Vocal Version by Pär Grindvik) – 6:02
  7. "When I Grow Up" (We Grow Apart Inspiration - Take 2 - By Pär Grindvik) – 7:59
  8. "When I Grow Up" (Scuba's High Up Mix) – 6:17
  9. "When I Grow Up" (Scuba's Straight Down Mix) – 5:54
  10. "When I Grow Up" (Video) – 4:04
  • Swedish 12" single[6]
A1. "When I Grow Up" (Van Rivers Dark Sails on the Horizon Mix) – 9:10
A2. "When I Grow Up" (D. Lissvik) – 4:28
B1. "Memories from When I Grew Up (Remembered by The Subliminal Kid)" – 16:41
  • UK promo CD single[7]
  1. "When I Grow Up" (Edit) – 3:42
  2. "When I Grow Up" (D. Lissvik Radio Edit) – 3:19

Nominations[edit]

Year Category Genre Recording Result
UK Music Video Awards[8]
2009 Best Indie/Alternative Music Video When I Grow Up Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ (2009-12-14). The Top 100 Tracks of 2009. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  2. ^ New Fever Ray Video – "When I Grow Up". Stereogum. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  3. ^ Fever Ray 'When I Grow Up'. YouTube. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  4. ^ Reilly, Phoebe (2009-01-14). The 20 Best Videos of 2009. Spin. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  5. ^ When I Grow Up by Fever Ray. UK iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  6. ^ Fever Ray – When I Grow Up – Swedish 12" single. Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  7. ^ Fever Ray – When I Grow Up – UK promo CD single. Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  8. ^ (2009-09-29). UK Music Video Awards 2009 – the Best Video nominations in full. PromoNews. Retrieved 2010-06-25.

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