No Longer There

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"No Longer There"
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Single by The Cat Empire
from the album So Many Nights
B-side "Africa Luck Song"
"Won't Be Afraid"
"No Longer There (Andy Bionic and Norman Pow! Remix)"
Released September 8, 2007 (2007-09-08)
Format CD
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop
Length 3:45 (Radio edit)
3:57 (Album version)
Label EMI/Virgin
Writer(s) Felix Reibl
The Cat Empire singles chronology
"Down at the 303 (Live)"
"No Longer There"
"So Many Nights"

"No Longer There" is the first single to be taken from The Cat Empire's fourth album, So Many Nights. The single peaked at number 12 in the Australian singles chart.[1] According to the email sent to the band's mailing list, the CD single will include "four unreleased tracks" and pre-ordered copies of the single will be signed by the entire band.[2]

The song "No Longer There" has been uploaded on the band's MySpace. The MySpace version has a 10-second keyboard introduction which is omitted in the radio version. The song includes a slide guitar, two violins, a viola, and a cello, all played by guest artists, as well as the usual instruments played by members of The Cat Empire.

The B-side "Africa Luck Song" is an instrumental of "Song for the Day" on the band's preceding album, Cities.

Music video[edit]

Shot in various landscapes, it starts off with the band performing on a boat on a river; the band members are filmed from different angles whilst performing. Following a time lapse sequence (implying passage of time), Felix Riebl (the lead singer) jumps off the boat into a vast sandy desert. Initially, from a long camera shot, the large boat in the background for several seconds is seen, followed by the band members relaxing in a canoe lying on sand, with Harry James Angus playing trumpet whilst Riebl walks by. The next sequence shows Riebl commence singing as he continues to walk, passing by the other band members as they relax on a couch with bassist Ryan Monro resting on the sand next to the couch. In the last scene of the song, all the band members are performing once again, this time on the sand. In the last seconds of the song, the camera pans out and displays a barren planet Earth (devoid of water), with the (former) coastline of Australia clearly visible.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Longer There (Radio Edit)" - 3:47
  2. "Africa Luck Song" - 4:08
  3. "Won't Be Afraid" - 4:11
  4. "No Longer There (Andy Bionic and Norman Pow! Remix)" - 4:10