Endless Forms Most Beautiful (song)

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"Endless Forms Most Beautiful"
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful Single (cover art), 2015.jpg
Single by Nightwish
from the album Endless Forms Most Beautiful
B-side "Sagan (Instrumental)"
Released May 8, 2015
Format 10" vinyl, digital download
Recorded 2014
Genre Symphonic metal
Length 5:08
4:12 (radio edit)
Label Nuclear Blast
Songwriter(s) Tuomas Holopainen
Nightwish singles chronology
"Élan"
(2015)
"Endless Forms Most Beautiful"
(2015)
"My Walden"
(2016)

"Élan"
(2015)
"Endless Forms Most Beautiful"
(2015)
"My Walden"
(2016)
Music video
"Endless Forms Most Beautiful (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)" on YouTube

"Endless Forms Most Beautiful" is a song by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. It is the second single from their eighth album "Endless Forms Most Beautiful". The song was announced on April 17, 2015, alongside its release date and cover,[1] and was eventually released on May 8, 2015 together with a lyric video.[2]

According to band's bass player Marco Hietala, Endless Forms Most Beautiful was chosen for a single because the band wanted a heavier song for a single after Élan and it has a "simple structure, killer chorus and goes well for a video purpose."[3] Keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen commented that the song was heavily inspired by Richard Dawkins' book The Ancestor's Tale.[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD version
No.TitleLength
1."Endless Forms Most Beautiful" (Album version)5:08
2."Sagan" (Instrumental)4:45
3."Endless Forms Most Beautiful" (Alternative version)5:08
4."Endless Forms Most Beautiful" (Radio version)4:12
Vinyl version
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Endless Forms Most Beautiful" (Album version)5:08
2."Sagan" (Instrumental)4:45
Side B
No.TitleLength
3."Endless Forms Most Beautiful" (Alternative version)5:08
4."Endless Forms Most Beautiful" (Radio version)4:12

Personnel[edit]

Nightwish
Additional musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ANNOUNCING THE SECOND SINGLE". Nightwish's official website. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  2. ^ ""ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL" SINGLE OUT NOW!". Nightwish's official website. May 8, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/nightwish/posts/10155631030930068
  4. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/nightwishs-tuomas-holopainen-gives-endless-forms-most-beautiful-track-by-track-breakdown-video/