Into a Swan

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"Into a Swan"
Siouxsie Into a Swan.jpg
Single by Siouxsie
from the album Mantaray
B-side "Swansway"
"Into a Swan (Reprise)"
Released 3 September 2007
Format 7-inch vinyl, 12-inch single, CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:13
Label W14
Writer(s) Sioux
Kookie (Kim Hoglund)
Brion James
Producer(s) Steve Evans
Charlie Jones
Siouxsie singles chronology
"Interlude"
(1994)
"Into a Swan"
(2007)
"Here Comes That Day"
(2007)

"Into a Swan" is a song written and performed by Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Creatures) for her debut solo album Mantaray. It was released in the UK on W14 on 3 September 2007 in a variety of formats.

History[edit]

The song was seen as a statement of identity and transformation by critics. Siouxsie saw it as "Recognizing that feeling that I suppose gets you from I guess adolescent when you get your first feeling of confidence of stepping out on your own and I think it is just getting that confidence to move forwards and continue".[1] It is a motivation.[1]

The single was Siouxsie's first solo release in her 30-year recording career — her only other releases aside from the Banshees or the Creatures were the "Interlude" single, a duet with Morrissey in 1994; another duet with Marc Almond titled "Threat of Love"; and a collaboration with Basement Jaxx on the title track of their album Kish Kash.

Aside from the digital download, "Into a Swan" was released as a series of 7-inch vinyl singles as well as CD singles, containing an exclusive slipcase and fold-out poster, as well as B-sides as "Swansway" and a reprise version of "Into a Swan". A 12-inch single with remixes by Andrew Weatherall and Mekon were released on 1 October.

The music video for the track leaked to the internet via YouTube weeks before it was released. It was later available to stream on Siouxsie's official website.[1] Upon release, "Into a Swan" hit number 59 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was also featured in the opening credits of the film Alien Raiders.

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single and digital download
  1. "Into a Swan"
  2. "Swansway"
  3. "Into a Swan (Reprise)"
7-inch vinyl 1
  1. "Into a Swan"
  2. "Swansway"
7-inch vinyl 2
  1. "Into a Swan"
  2. "Into a Swan (Reprise)"
12-inch single
  1. "Into a Swan (Weatherall Remix)"
  2. "Into a Swan (Mekon Remix)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c John Schaefer (4 September 2007). "Siouxsie Goes Solo [Radio interview]". WNYC. Retrieved 12 February 2015.