Our Velocity

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"Our Velocity"
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Single by Maxïmo Park
from the album Our Earthly Pleasures
A-side "Our Velocity"
B-side "Distance Makes"
"Mary O'Brien"
Released 19 March 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Post-punk revival
Length 3:26
Label Warp Records
Songwriter(s) Duncan Lloyd, Paul Smith
Producer(s) Gil Norton
Maxïmo Park singles chronology
"I Want You To Stay"
(2006)
"Our Velocity"
(2007)
"Books From Boxes"
(2007)

"I Want You To Stay"
(2006)
"Our Velocity"
(2007)
"Books From Boxes"
(2007)
Alternative cover
7" red vinyl single
7" red vinyl single

"Our Velocity" is the first single from Our Earthly Pleasures, the second album from the band, Maxïmo Park. The single was released two weeks prior to the release of the album, on 19 March 2007.

The music was written by Duncan Lloyd and the lyrics by Paul Smith of the band.

The video of the song features the band being multiplied in a white room while playing the song. It was directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

The song has been highly regarded and in VH1's "50 Greatest Songs of 2007 So Far" it placed at number 1.

The song became the band's first UK Top 10 single, reaching #9 on 25 March 2007 on the UK Singles Chart and #1 on the UK indie chart[1] within a week of its physical release.

In August 2007, a segment of the song was used as the title music for the BBC coverage of the Reading and Leeds Festival.

Teletext's music page Planet Sound named "Our Velocity" as the best single of 2007.

The song features in the 2007 video game Project Gotham Racing 4. The song was featured on Hollyoaks in 2007. It is also featured in the 2009 music video game Guitar Hero: On Tour Modern Hits

Track listing[edit]

  • CD:
  1. "Our Velocity"
  2. "Distance Makes"
  3. "Mary O'Brien"
  • 7" #1 (white vinyl):
  1. "Our Velocity"
  2. "Pride Before A Fall"
  • 7" #2 (red vinyl):
  1. "Our Velocity"
  2. "Robert Altman"
  • 1st Week Only Download:
  1. "Our Velocity" (Home Demo Version)
  2. "Our Velocity" (First Live Performance)

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