Human (Goldfrapp song)

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Human single.jpg
Single by Goldfrapp
from the album Felt Mountain
Released 26 February 2001 (2001-02-26)
Format CD, 12-inch
Recorded Wiltshire County, England
Genre Electronic, cabaret
Length 3:32 (Single Version)
4:36 (Album Version)
Label Mute
Writer(s) Alison Goldfrapp, Will Gregory, Tim Norfolk, Bob Locke
Producer(s) Goldfrapp, Gregory
Goldfrapp singles chronology
"Utopia (Genetically Enriched)"

"Human" is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written by the group with members of Startled Insects' (Tim Norfolk and Bob Locke), and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo's debut album Felt Mountain (2000). "Human" is the only track on Felt Mountain with additional songwriters. It was released as the album's third single on 26 February 2001.[1] The song was sampled by American rapper Kanye West for his track "Freestyle 4"

Critical response[edit]

"Human" received generally positive reviews from pop music critics. Flak Magazine reviewer Eric Wittmershaus called the song a "surprisingly-daring-yet-easy-to-listen-to genre-bender" that "is easily the disc's standout track."[2] Sacha Esterson of described the track as "middle eastern-influenced upbeat gem" that is "particularly fantastic."[3] NME wrote that "Human" "sounds like Shirley Bassey, but with none of the dance nous the Welsh warbler brought to her collaboration with the Propellerheads."[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Human".[1][5]

CD single
(CDMUTE259; Released 26 February 2001 (2001-02-26))

  1. "Human" (Single version) – 4:36
  2. "Human" (Calexico vocal version featuring John Contreras) – 4:48
  3. "Human" (Massey's Cro-magnon mix) – 5:55

12-inch single
(12MUTE259; Released 26 February 2001 (2001-02-26))

  1. "Human" (Single version) – 3:32
  2. "Human" (Calexico Instrumental mix) – 4:48
  3. "Human" (Massey's Neanderthal mix) – 7:27
Official remixes
  1. "Human" (Radio remix) – 4:00


  1. ^ a b "Goldfrapp > Full Discography > Felt Mountain". Mute Records. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  2. ^ Wittmershaus, Eric. "Review of Goldfrapp's Felt Mountain". Flak Magazine. 10 October 2000. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  3. ^ Esterson, Sacha. "Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain (Mute)". Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Felt Mountain: She left her mind somewhere in a field in Wiltshire...". NME. 12 September 2000. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Human" (French 2-Track Promotional CD Acetate). Mute Records. 2001.

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