Blue Skies (Noah and the Whale song)
|Single by Noah and the Whale|
|from the album The First Days of Spring|
|Released||23 August 2009|
|Format||CD single, Digital download|
|Noah and the Whale singles chronology|
"Blue Skies" is the only official single for English folk band Noah and the Whale's album The First Days of Spring. It was released on 24 August 2009. The song was not only (by default) the album's lead single, but also served as a 'theme' for the album, with excerpts appearing throughout the other tracks, most notably on Our Window.
The video for the song is introduced by the conversation between two friends, when one of them suggests that they should "go on" and live, which they had only done "a long time ago". It also serves as the film's trailer.
In pop culture
"Blue Skies" is featured in the official trailer for Alexander Payne's 2011 film, "The Descendants" starring George Clooney It was also used in the One Tree Hill episode "Some Roads Lead Nowhere" which first aired on 7 December 2009.
|1.||"Blue Skies" (Radio Edit)||3:40|
|2.||"Blue Skies" (The Twelves Remix)||4:54|
|3.||"Blue Skies" (YACHT Remix)||5:34|
|4.||"Blue Skies" (Death to the Throne Remix)||3:57|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||95|
|United Kingdom||23 August 2009||Digital download||Mercury Records|
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- Noah and the Whales's official YouTube Channel
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- "Blue Skies - EP". iTunes. www.apple.com/uk/itunes/.
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