Avaritia (song)

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"Avaritia"
Avaritia-album-artwork.jpg
Single by deadmau5
from the album while(1<2)
Released 20 May 2014
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013[1]
Genre
Length 6:43
Label
Songwriter(s) Joel Zimmerman
Producer(s) deadmau5
deadmau5 singles chronology
"Suckfest9001"
(2013)
"Avaritia"
(2014)
"Seeya"
(2014)
"Suckfest9001"
(2013)
"Avaritia"
(2014)
"Seeya"
(2014)

"Avaritia" is a song by the Canadian electronic music producer deadmau5,[2] released as the lead single from his seventh studio album while(1<2) (2014) on 20 May 2014.

Background[edit]

On 8 October 2013, a piano track titled "Avaritia" was uploaded to Zimmerman's SoundCloud account, along with the rest of the "7" EP. The seven piano-only tracks were each named after the seven deadly sins in Latin ("Acedia", "Avaritia", "Gula", "Invidia", "Ira", "Luxuria" and "Superbia"). All titles except "Luxuria" appear on the 2014 album. However, the melody of Luxuria can clearly be heard in Coelacanth II. Of the 6 titles, "Gula", "Acedia" and "Avaritia" were edited from fully piano and includes elements of dance music.

Release[edit]

The song was released on 20 May 2014, alongside the iTunes pre-order for while(1<2). People who pre-ordered would be able to download the single for free.[3] "Avaritia" was also made available for download on Beatport.[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 92
Ukraine (FDR Dance+ Singles)[6] 3
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[7] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 121
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[9] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deadmau5 - Avaritia @ Corona Capital 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQy-9cgMkNg/. Accessed 2014-05-25
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Joel. "while(1<2)". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  3. ^ deadmau5 - while(1<2) [May 11, 2014] - http://www.deadmau5.com/while1/. Accessed 2014-05-25
  4. ^ http://www.beatport.com/release/avaritia/1307561
  5. ^ "Deadmau5 – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Deadmau5. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "Dance+" (in Ukrainian). FDR Music Charts. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Archive Chart: 2014-05-31" UK Dance Chart. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 31.05.2014 (wk21)". zobbel.de. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Deadmau5 – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for Deadmau5. Retrieved June 27, 2014.