Dangerous (Within Temptation song)

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Single by Within Temptation featuring Howard Jones
from the album Hydra
Released 20 December 2013 (iTunes)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Length 4:52 (Album Version)
Label Nuclear Blast
Writer(s) Sharon den Adel, Daniel Gibson, Robert Westerholt
Producer(s) Daniel Gibson
Within Temptation singles chronology
"Shot in the Dark"
"Whole World Is Watching"

"Dangerous" is the second single from Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation from their sixth studio album "Hydra". It was released exclusively to iTunes on December 20[1] with an accompanying music video. The song features guest vocals from ex-Killswitch Engage's lead singer Howard Jones.


During den Adel's promotional travelings throughout Europe, gave critics and radio stations was given access to the new material, and the first public impression from came through German radio station Rock Antenne, alongside with the first preview of Dangerous, which was considered "fast" and "aggressive".[2] The song is one of the band's heaviest to date, as den Adel stated that "it has the most bass drums we've ever used, too, and a very fast riff which we doubled with synths. It's not a typical synthesizer, though — it's distorted like a guitar, and it's very aggressive."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dangerous" (featuring Howard Jones) 4:52

Music Video[edit]

The music video was released on 20 December 2013 and was directed by Patric Ullaeus.[4] The video features Howard Jones singing in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. He stands near Chez Sophie Sur Le Pont, (restaurant) on the Esplanade Riel (pedestrian bridge) next to the Provencher St. bridge. The band perform in a large room with lights wearing dark clothing. The main focus of the video is renowned skydiver Jokke Sommer, who is seen performing gliding through the air and pulling off impressive stunts such as navigating through a narrow gap between two buildings, over Lapa and around Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro. Howard Jones' dangerous feat is simply being outside during a Winnipeg winter.