In Repair (Our Lady Peace song)
|Single by Our Lady Peace|
|from the album Spiritual Machines|
|Released||November 15, 2000|
Promo-only CD single
|Recorded||2000, The Hit Factory (Avatar Studios), New York City|
|Genre||Alternative rock, post-grunge, art rock|
Ray Kurzweil (R.K. 2029)
|Our Lady Peace singles chronology|
Raine Maida stated that the lyrics "focus upon how people tend to treat each other as machines in our day-to-day life. We really need to take stock and focus our energy towards those in our lives that matter. Sometimes it seems as if we need an oil change."
The song, as with most songs from the Spiritual Machines album, follows a theme concerning a futuristic artificially intelligent and robotic society, as described in Ray Kurzweil's 1999 book The Age of Spiritual Machines. In both the original release of the song and its second release as part of OLP's A Decade compilation album in 2006, the song is immediately preceded by a track entitled "R.K. 2029", which is a narration from Kurzweil's book read aloud by Kurzweil himself.
In her review of Spiritual Machines, Allmusic's MacKenzie Wilson commented that "Maida's lazy nasal-like vocals carry the song with sheer essence" and said that, "There are no thunderous riffs plaguing the song's initial plea for a little soul-searching."
The music video was created by Oli Goldsmith and is an animated collage of the more than 200 artworks he painted for the Spiritual Machines project. The band makes no appearances in the video except for a brief moment when characters resembling them appear in the background. Saul Fox's image appears several times in the video also. The video premiered on Muchmusic on November 22, 2000.
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