Flaws (song)

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"Flaws"
FlawsBastille.jpg
Single by Bastille
from the album Bad Blood
A-side"Flaws" (2011)
B-side"Durban Skies" (2012)
Released4 July 2011
21 October 2012
3 March 2014
Format
Recorded2011
Genre
Length3:37
Label
Songwriter(s)Dan Smith
Producer(s)
  • Dan Smith
  • Mark Crew
Bastille singles chronology
"Flaws" / "Icarus"
(2011)
"Overjoyed"
(2012)

"Bad Blood"
(2012)

"Flaws"
(2012)

"Pompeii"
(2013)

Of the Night
(2013)

Flaws
(2014)

Pompeii / Waiting All Night
(2014)

"Flaws" is a song by British band Bastille. It is the third single from their debut studio album Bad Blood. The song was the band's debut single; it was first released in 2011 through the independent label Young and Lost Club as a double A-side 7-inch single with their song "Icarus". The single was later re-released through Virgin Records as a digital download on 21 October 2012, featuring remixes and new B-side track "Durban Skies", peaking at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart on this occasion. "Flaws" was released for a third time on 3 March 2014, but did not improve upon its previous peak.

Composition[edit]

"Flaws" makes extensive use of compound quadruple meter (12
8
time),[1] which sets it apart from a lot of other contemporary Western pop music.

Music video[edit]

Two music videos have been produced. The first accompanied the 2012 release of "Flaws" and was first released onto YouTube on 12 September 2012 at a total length of three minutes and forty-one seconds.[2] A second video released in 2014 for the single's re-release documents the band's experiences of 2013 via a video montage of several of their performances.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[3]
  1. "Flaws" – 3:37
  2. "Durban Skies" – 4:11
  3. "Flaws" (Cinematic's In My Soul Remix) – 4:29
  4. "Flaws" (Live from The Scala) – 3:45
  5. "Flaws" (music video) – 3:41

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[18][3] 4 July 2011 7" vinyl Young and Lost Club
21 October 2012 Digital download Virgin Records
Italy[19] 14 March 2014 Contemporary hit radio
United States[20][21][22] 8 July 2014 Modern rock radio
11 August 2014 Adult album alternative radio
9 September 2014 Contemporary hit radio

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Bastille – Flaws on YouTube
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  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bastille – Flaws" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Bastille Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Bastille Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Bastille Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Bastille Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Bastille Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Bastille Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Bastille Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  16. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Bastille – Flaws". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  18. ^ "Releases: Bastille – YALC0059". Young and Lost Club Records. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  19. ^ Mompellio, Gabriel. "Bastille – Flaws (Virgin)" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  20. ^ "Alternative > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  21. ^ "Triple A > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 19 July 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  22. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 27 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.