Love Is Dead (Brett Anderson song)

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"Love is Dead"
Single by Brett Anderson
from the album Brett Anderson
Released 19 March 2007
Format CD, Vinyl record (7")
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Indie rock
Length 3:35
Label Drowned in Sound
Songwriter(s) Brett Anderson
Fred Ball
Brett Anderson singles chronology
"Love is Dead"
(2007)
"Back to You"
(2007)
"Love Is Dead"
(2007)
"Back to You"
(2007)

"Love Is Dead" is the first single from Brett Anderson's eponymous debut solo album. It was released on two CD singles and 7" vinyl. A download bundle was also available. The sleeve was designed by Peter Saville, with photography by Wolfgang Tillmans. The music video was directed by Russell Thomas.

The single reached number 42 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was well-received by critics. Dom Gourlay of Contactmusic.com felt that Anderson sounded more "mature" on this song compared to his work with The Tears.[2] While NME considered the song "rather decent".[3] The Daily Record considered it to be one of the best songs Anderson has written, saying: "Aching violins push this mid-tempo rocker into the realms of a classic."[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD1
  1. Love Is Dead – 3:35
  2. Clowns – 3:39
CD2
  1. Love Is Dead – 3:35
  2. We Can Be Anyone – 3:37
  3. Mother Night – 2:50
7"
  1. Love Is Dead
  2. Elegant
Download
  1. Love Is Dead – 3:35
  2. Clowns – 3:39
  3. We Can Be Anyone – 3:37
  4. Mother Night – 2:50
  5. Elegant
  6. Love Is Dead (Live at Bush Hall) – 3:34
  7. Clowns (Live at Bush Hall) – 3:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist Chart History - Brett Anderson". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Gourlay, Dom. "Love is Dead - Single review". Contactmusic.com
  3. ^ Author unknown. "Love Is Dead (Drowned In Sound)". NME.com 9 March 2007
  4. ^ Fulton, Rick (16 March 2007). "SINGLE OF THE WEEK; Brett Anderson Love is Dead". Daily Record. Retrieved 20 June 2017 – via HighBeam.