Jude Law and a Semester Abroad

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"Jude Law and a Semester Abroad"
Single by Brand New
from the album Your Favorite Weapon
Released November 11, 2002, June 2, 2003
Format Digital download, CD, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 3:41
Label Eat Sleep, Triple Crown, Razor & Tie
Producer(s) Mike Sapone, Brand New
Brand New singles chronology
"Jude Law and a Semester Abroad"
(2002)
"The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows"
(2003)
Music video
"Jude Law and A Semester Abroad" on YouTube

"Jude Law and a Semester Abroad" is a single by Brand New. It was released as the first and only single from their debut album, Your Favorite Weapon, first in the United States on November 11, 2002, before being released in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2003.[2][3]

Songwriter Jesse Lacey described the track as being "about an ex-girlfriend who turned me on to Jude Law and that whole English thing".[4] The artwork for the single is a photograph by Mike Dubin of the band performing live in Long Island.[5]

Background[edit]

An early version of the song was first included in their self-released 2000 demo CD, before appearing as the second track on their debut album, Your Favorite Weapon.[6] In early November 2002, the band began rerecording and remastering the song. The band stated that the track's music and lyrics would remain the same and that they were simply aiming to produce a higher quality recording, before sending it to be played on the radio.[7][8] The reworked version of the track was made available as a digital download through the bands website on November 11, 2002.[2][9]

The track was released on CD and on 7" vinyl, exclusively in the United Kingdom through Eat Sleep Records on June 2, 2002.[3] An acoustic version of the track was included on their 2003 single "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows", from their followup album Deja Entendu.

The original album recording from 2001 was remastered and mixed by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta, as part of the 2011 reissue of Your Favorite Weapon.[6]

Music Video[edit]

The music video for "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad" was directed by Christian Winters and production company Fun Game Clique.[10] The music video uses a mixture of both live and documentary footage, and was filmed across the bands tour in early 2002. The video premiered on MTV2 on July 30, 2002 and features the album version of the track, as opposed to the later rerecording.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download, November 11, 2002
No. Title Length
1. "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad"   3:40
CD single, June 2, 2003
No. Title Length
1. "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad"   3:41
2. "Moshi Moshi"   2:28
7" black vinyl, June 2, 2003
No. Title Length
1. "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad"    
2. "Am I Wrong"    

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pauker, Lance (January 22, 2014). "49 Phenomenally Angsty Pop-Punk Songs From The 2000s You Forgot Existed". Thought Catalog. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "The new version of "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad" is posted here.". brandnewrock.com. Brand New. 11 November 2002. Archived from the original on 1 December 2002. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "WELCOME TO THE BRAND NEW BRAND NEW NEW SITE!". brandnewrock.com. Brand New. Archived from the original on 16 April 2003. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "NEW ROCKSOUND ARTICLE!! MARCH 2003". brandnewrock.com. RockSound. 1 March 2003. Archived from the original (Feature) on 7 June 2003. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "From The Archives: Brand New - Long Island Summer 2001". tumblr.com. Mike Dubin. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Your Favorite Weapon (Media notes). Triple Crown Records, Razor & Tie, Procrastinate Music Traitors. 2011. 03152-1. 
  7. ^ "From the Long Island scene, Brand New has released two records within the last 2 years.". Emotional Punk. Archived from the original (Interview) on 15 December 2004. 
  8. ^ Lane, Brian (1 October 2002). "Dear Website Viewers. We know our site has been down for about a week now". brandnewrock.com. Brand New. Archived from the original on 1 December 2002. 
  9. ^ Heisel, Scott (11 November 2002). "Re-recorded "Jude Law" now available". punknews.org. Punk News. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Video Hell Yes...". brandnewrock.com. Brand New. Archived from the original on 2 October 2002. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Hey kids, whats happening? We are in Phoenix, Arizona right now, and were pretty excited cause we just heard our video for "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad" premiered on Much Music and MTV2 today.". brandnewrock.com. Brand New. 30 July 2002. Archived from the original on 1 December 2002. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 

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