On Letting Go

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On Letting Go
Studio album by Circa Survive
Released May 29, 2007
Recorded 2007 at Salad Days Studio, Baltimore, Maryland
Length 45:29
Label Equal Vision
Producer Brian McTernan
Circa Survive chronology
On Letting Go
Blue Sky Noise
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On Letting Go is the sophomore studio album by American rock band Circa Survive released on May 29, 2007 through Equal Vision Records. The album was produced by Bryan McTernan and was recorded throughout 2007 at the Salad Days Recording Studios in Baltimore, Maryland. It follows-up the group's debut full-length studio album, Juturna (2005). The album charted at No. 24 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 24,000 copies in its first week.[1] As of July 11, 2007, it had sold 51,357 copies in the US.

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Circa Survive reunited after a brief hiatus from touring and recording music, and announced the On Letting Go Ten Year Anniversary Tour with support from MewithoutYou and Turnover, which took place from January to March 2017.[2] Aside from the anniversary tour, the group also announced the re-release of On Letting Go, which is set to be released in May 2017, which will feature additional demos and unreleased bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Circa Survive.

No. Title Length
1. "Living Together" 3:30
2. "In the Morning and Amazing…" 4:03
3. "The Greatest Lie" 3:42
4. "The Difference Between Medicine and Poison Is in the Dose" 4:17
5. "Mandala" 3:23
6. "Travel Hymn" 3:12
7. "Semi Constructive Criticism" 3:22
8. "Kicking Your Crosses Down" 3:37
9. "On Letting Go" 4:03
10. "Carry Us Away" 3:20
11. "Close Your Eyes to See" 3:34
12. "Your Friends Are Gone" 5:26
Total length: 45:29


  • The album art is the work of Esao Andrews, who illustrated the covers of The Inuit Sessions, Juturna, Blue Sky Noise, Appendage, and Violent Waves.[3]
  • On May 14, 2007, the band decided to post the lyrics to the then upcoming album on their website, one song a day, starting with the opener "Living Together".[4]
  • The album has so far produced two B-sides, both sold digitally for separate charitable causes: "The Most Dangerous Commercials" and "1000 Witnesses".