Full Steam

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"Full Steam"
Full Steam.jpg
Single by David Gray featuring Annie Lennox
from the album Draw the Line
Released 19 October 2009 (Promo)[1]
15 November 2009 (Download)[2]
28 December 2009 (Single)
Format digital download, promo single
Recorded 2008
Genre Folk rock, Pop rock
Length 4:12
Label Polydor
Writer(s) David Gray
Producer(s) David Gray
David Gray singles chronology
"Full Steam"
"A Moment Changes Everything"
Annie Lennox singles chronology
"Pattern of My Life"
"Full Steam"
"Universal Child"
Back cover

"Full Steam" was the second single taken from David Gray's eighth studio album Draw the Line. The song is a duet between Gray and Annie Lennox. Originally planned to be officially released as a single on 23 November 2009, the single release was delayed with a new release date set as 28 December 2009, although no singles were to be found at such date.[3] A music video featuring Gray and Lennox was filmed for the song, as it was eventually only released as a download single with all proceeds from the sale of the single going to Children In Need.[4] Only physical single releases were for promotional releases only.[5]

The song was written and produced by Gray in his North London Studio, The Church, which previously belonged to Eurythmics. When Gray invited Lennox to sing the duet, Lennox reprimanded him for not changing the carpets.[6] The track was described by The Irish Times as "a broad political thing".[7]

Gray and Lennox performed the song on Later... with Jools Holland to promote its single release. The music video for the song premiered when it was uploaded on Annie Lennox's Official YouTube Channel on 19 November 2009.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Promo - CD-Single Polydor - (UMG) [cat# GRAY3]

  1. "Full Steam" (Radio Edit) - 3:49
  2. "Full Steam" (Instrumental) - 4:12

Download - Polydor - (UMG)

  1. "Full Steam" - 4:11


  1. ^ David Gray feat. Annie Lennox - Full Steam - hitparade.ch
  2. ^ David Gray - Full Steam MP3 Downloads - 7digital
  3. ^ Missing: David Gray and Annie Lennox: Full Steam CD Single and Vinyl | ethrill.net
  4. ^ http://www.musicloversgroup.com/david-gray-feat-annie-lennox-full-steam-video-and-lyrics/
  5. ^ Annie Lennox and David Gray: Full Steam Single Cover and Promo CD | ethrill.net
  6. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1206407/David-using-Gray-matter.html
  7. ^ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2009/0808/1224252211919.html
  8. ^ YouTube - Full Steam - David Gray and Annie Lennox