Caesar (song)

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"Caesar"
I Blame Coco - Caesar coverart.jpg
Single by I Blame Coco featuring Robyn
from the album The Constant
Released 31 January 2010
Format Digital download, 10" single
Recorded 2009
Genre Electropop, new wave
Length 3:38
Label Island
Writer(s) Coco Sumner, Klas Åhlund
Producer(s) Klas Åhlund
I Blame Coco singles chronology
"Caesar"
(2010)
"Splash"
(2010)
Robyn chronology
"The Girl and the Robot"
(2009)
"Caesar"
(2010)
"Dancing on My Own"
(2010)

"Caesar" is a song by the English band I Blame Coco from their debut album, The Constant. Produced by Klas Åhlund, the track features Swedish singer Robyn and was released as the album's lead single on 31 January 2010. The accompanying music video, directed by directing duo Hope Audikana,[1] was uploaded onto Island Records' official YouTube account on 17 December 2009.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

In a review for Digital Spy, Nick Levine called the song "quite a debut", stating that "Coco displays oodles of moody 'tude, referencing Lord Of The Flies and hissing lines like 'You're all f**king hopers', Ahlund keeps the production as lean and fuzzy as an undernourished duckling, and Robyn herself turns up to deliver the ear-snagging chorus."[3] Joe O'Sullivan from This Is Fake DIY commented that "[t]he verse / chorus trade off between Coco and Robyn works very well, the contrast in their voices utilised to great effect as Robyn's impassioned singing is offset from Coco's by disinterested then snarling turns of 'We're going to knock down the walls, knock down the walls' as the end of the chorus approaches."[4] Ian Gittins from Virgin Media described "Caesar" as "fantastic sub-Gaga electro-brat-pop and, most importantly, big fun."[5] NME critic Alex Denney referred to the song as a "good-ass pop tune",[6] whilst both Heather Phares of Allmusic and Louisa Emery of The Wharf noted it as a standout on The Constant.[7][8]

Track listings[edit]

UK iTunes EP
  1. "Caesar" – 3:39
  2. "Caesar" (Miike Snow Remix) – 3:50
  3. "Ritalin" (Acoustic Demo) – 2:02
UK 10" single
A1. "Caesar" – 3:39
A2. "Ritalin" (Acoustic Demo) – 2:02
B1. "Caesar" (Miike Snow Remix) – 3:50

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format
United Kingdom 31 January 2010[9] Island Records Digital EP
1 February 2010[10] 10" single

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight, David (21 January 2010). "I Blame Coco's Caesar by Hope Audikana". Promo News. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "I Blame Coco feat. Robyn – Caesar". YouTube. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "I Blame Coco ft. Robyn: 'Caesar'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "I Blame Coco – Caesar (Feat. Robyn)". This Is Fake DIY. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Gittins, Ian. "I Blame Coco: The Constant". Virgin Media. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Denney, Alex (5 November 2010). "Album Review: I Blame Coco – The Constant (Island)". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Phares, Heather. "The Constant – I Blame Coco – Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Emery, Louisa (9 November 2010). "CD Review: The Constant, I Blame Coco". The Wharf. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Caesar – EP by I Blame Coco". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "I Blåme Coco* Feat Robyn – Caesar (Vinyl, 10")". Discogs. Retrieved 14 November 2010.