Half Mast (Slight Return)

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"Half Mast (Slight Return)"
EOS - Half Mast.jpg
Single by Empire of the Sun
from the album Walking on a Dream
Released 15 January 2010
Format Digital download
Length 3:35
  • Nick Littlemore
  • Luke Steele
  • Jonathon Sloan
  • Peter Mayes
Empire of the Sun singles chronology
"Without You"
"Half Mast (Slight Return)"

"Half Mast (Slight Return)" is a song by Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun, released on 15 January 2010 as a digital download available through the iTunes Store in Australia only.[1][2] The song was taken as the fifth single from their debut album Walking on a Dream. Virgin Records and EMI Music released it as a radio promotion single on 8 February 2010 and on iTunes on 16 April 2010.

It is a remixed version of album track "Half Mast".

The music video for "Half Mast (Slight Return)" was filmed in New York City, featuring Luke Steele and actress Teresa Palmer and was directed by Nash Edgerton.[3][4] The music video was released on 19 March 2010 on the band's YouTube site.

The song was sampled by Pittsburgh-based rapper Mac Miller for his song "The Spins" on the mixtape K.I.D.S..

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Half Mast (Slight Return)" (radio edit) – 3:37
  2. "Half Mast (Slight Return)" (instrumental) – 3:35


  1. ^ "Half Mast (Slight Return)". Discogs. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "New Australian releases". ARIA. January 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Caccetta, Wendy (14 March 2010). "Teresa to the max". The Sunday Times Magazine. The Sunday Times. p. 29. 
  4. ^ "Empire of the Sun unveil new video for 'Half Mast (Slight Return)'". EMI. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010.