Blind Faith (Chase & Status song)

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"Blind Faith"
BlindFaithSingleCover.jpg
Single by Chase & Status featuring Liam Bailey
from the album No More Idols
Released 21 January 2011
Format
Recorded 2010
Genre
Length 3:53
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Saul Milton
  • William Kennard
  • Liam Bailey
Producer(s) Chase & Status
Chase & Status singles chronology
"Hypest Hype"
(2010)
"Blind Faith"
(2011)
"Time"
(2011)
"Hypest Hype"
(2010)
"Blind Faith"
(2011)
"Time"
(2011)
Liam Bailey singles chronology
"Blind Faith"
(2011) Blind Faith2011
"It's Not the Same"
(2011) It's Not the Same2011

"Blind Faith" is a song by British drum and bass duo Chase & Status. It was released as the second official single, and the third overall, from their second studio album, No More Idols (2011). The single features vocals from Liam Bailey, and was released on 21 January 2011. The single peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart, tying with "Count On Me" as their highest-charting single to date. The chorus of the song also features vocals performed by Yolanda Quartey.[1] The "sweet sensation" line is sampled from Loleatta Holloway's 1980 disco hit "Love Sensation". "Blind Faith" is featured on the soundtrack of the racing video games Dirt 3 and Forza Horizon.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a perfect 5/5 review, stating: "Long before Britney knocked us for six with that head-spinning dubstep breakdown on her comeback hit, Chase & Status had a few startling syncopated moments of their own, you know. In fact, we could happily spend the weekend drawing up a neat 'Six Degrees of Dubstep' table to show how, two years since the London duo's debut, the genre's gone from scuzzy underground raves to the sound of choice for pop's A-listers. Of course, there are no double entendres or Spears-style vocal trickery here – just a straight-up grime/dance crossover cut that's both thumpingly energetic and beautifully uplifiting. Guest crooner Liam Bailey's soulful vocals are both soaring and cinematic, while the Yolanda Quartey-helmed chorus sounds like a million '90s club classics rolled into one. Seventeen spins on, it's got us as excited as a Grandad-on-viagra for tonight's dancefloor debauchery."5/5 stars.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Blind Faith" appeared on YouTube on 9 December 2010.[2] The video is set during the illegal warehouse rave era of the early 1990s, and features a group of people partying in empty warehouses where Chase & Status are playing. Liam Bailey is shown in several scenes, and subtitles to the song are featured at the bottom of the screen. The song was used by BBC Sport during its coverage of the 2013 World Athletics Championships.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blind Faith" – 3:53
  2. "Blind Faith" (Loadstar Remix) – 4:12
  • Promotional CD single No. 1[4]
  1. "Blind Faith" (Edit) – 3:41
  2. "Blind Faith" (Edit) (Instrumental) – 3:41
  • Promotional CD single No. 2[5]
  1. "Blind Faith" – 3:53
  2. "Blind Faith" (MJ Cole Remix) – 6:10
  3. "Blind Faith" (Trolly Snatcha Mix) – 5:04
  • Digital download EP[6]
  1. "Blind Faith" – 3:53
  2. "Blind Faith" (Loadstar Remix) – 4:12
  3. "Blind Faith" (MJ Cole Remix) – 6:10
  4. "Blind Faith" (Trolly Snatcha Mix) – 5:04
  5. "Blind Faith" (Director's Cut Music Video) – 9:21

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 9
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 19
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 24
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 5
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[12] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[13] 21 January 2011
Ireland[14]
New Zealand[14]
United Kingdom[6]

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