Aeon (song)

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Single by Antony and the Johnsons
from the album The Crying Light
B-side "Crazy in Love"
Released 3 August, 2009 (UK)
4 August, 2009 (US)
Recorded 2009 at Second Story and Looking Glass (Aeon) and Legacy Studios NYC (Crazy in Love)
Genre Chamber pop
Label Secretly Canadian (US)
Rough Trade Records (Europe/UK)
Writer(s) Antony Hegarty
Antony and the Johnsons singles chronology
"Epilepsy Is Dancing"
"Thank You for Your Love"

"Aeon" is a single by American chamber pop band Antony and the Johnsons, originally released as part of their third studio album The Crying Light. It was released on August 3 (UK/Europe) and August 4 (US) on CD, digital and 7" vinyl as a double A-sided single.

The single features a cover of Beyoncé's 2003 chart topping hit "Crazy in Love", a song they had previously covered during their live shows.[1] A video for the cover premiered on August 14, 2009 via[2] It was directed by Joie Iacono with footage of Pink Lady by James Elaine.[3]

"Aeon" was performed on the Late Show with David Letterman on February 18, 2009.[4] The song was covered by American indie rock band Cold War Kids for their eighth EP Tuxedos.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Aeon" - 4:35
  2. "Crazy in Love" (Beyoncé cover) - 4:47


  • Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
  • Mixed by - Bryce Goggin at Trout Recordings


  • Bass - Jeff Langston
  • Composed and produced by - Antony Hegarty
  • Flute - Brian Miller and Keith Bonner
  • Guitar - Doug Wieselman
  • Harp - Bridget Kibbey
  • Piano, voice - Antony Hegarty
  • Recorded by - Daniel Bora and Stewart Lerman
  • Strings - Julia Kent, Maxim Moston and Rob Moose

"Crazy In Love"

  • Arranged by - Antony Hegarty, Nico Muhly
  • Cello - Julia Kent
  • Composed by - Beyoncé Knowles, Eugene Record, Richard Harrison and Shawn Carter
  • Contrabass - CJ Camerieri
  • Harp - Jacqui Kerrod
  • Oboe - Alexandra Knoll
  • Piano - Nico Muhly
  • Recorded by - Bryce Goggin
  • Trumpet - CJ Camerieri
  • Viola - Alissa Smith
  • Violin - Cenovia Cummins and Maxim Moston
  • Violin, mandolin and glockenspiel - Rob Moose
  • Voice - Antony Hegarty[5]