Love the Fall

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"Love the Fall"
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Single by Michael Paynter
from the album Weary Stars
Released18 June 2010 (2010-06-18)
Producer(s)Gary Clark
Michael Paynter singles chronology
"A Victim Song"
"Love the Fall"
"How Sweet It Is"

"Love the Fall" is the third single by Australian singer Michael Paynter. The song was to feature on his debut album This Welcome Diversion before Paynter was dropped from Sony,[1] and so it was eventually released on his independently distributed 2014 album Weary Stars, along with the B-sides "Are You Alive" and "Novocaine".[2]

The song features backing vocals by Jessica Origliasso and Lisa Origliasso from The Veronicas, who Paynter met at the 2008 ARIA Music Awards and became good friends with. The single was released digitally on 18 June 2010[3] and as an EP on 9 July 2010. The five-track EP also includes the single "Are You Alive", which was used to promote the final episode of Lost.

Music video[edit]

Paynter (top, left) with Lisa (top, right) and Jessica (bottom, left). And, the trio walking before the ending (bottom, right).

The music video for the song was released on 15 June 2010. The video initiates as Paynter driving along a deserted road at night where he meets a female dressed in white, Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas. He is then tempted by her and follows her into the woods. Later on, a female dressed in black, Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas, emerges from the bushes and follows Paynter and Lisa.

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
1."Love the Fall"3:03
1."Love the Fall"3:03
2."Are You Alive"4:21
4."Lay My Armour Down"3:18


"Love the Fall" became Paynter's first top 20 single to make it into the ARIA Singles Chart. Speaking of the single's success, Paynter said "I didn't expect this reaction. I thought I had a great chance and a good song but I couldn't have guessed this. It makes every bit of brokenness and frustration and lonely travel worthwhile."

Chart (2010) Peak
ARIA Singles Chart[5] 19
ARIA Australian Singles Chart[6] 2
Australian Physical Singles Chart[7] 1
ARIA Digital Track Chart[8] 20

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia 18 June 2010 Digital download Sony
9 July 2010 CD

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Michael Paynter". ninemsn. Archived from the original on 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Weary Stars". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Love the Fall – Single". Apple Inc. iTunes Store Australia. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  4. ^ Michael Paynter : Discography : Love the Fall[permanent dead link] Retrieved 25 August 2010
  5. ^ Top 50 Singles Chart Archived 18 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 25 August 2010
  6. ^ Top 20 Australian Singles Chart Archived 16 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 25 August 2010
  7. ^ Top 50 Physical Singles Chart Archived 11 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 25 August 2010
  8. ^ Top 40 Digital Track Chart Archived 17 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 25 August 2010