Release Me (Zoë Badwi song)

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"Release Me"
Single by Zoë Badwi
from the album Zoë
Released 15 November 2008
Format Digital download, Vinyl, CD-R
Recorded 2008 (2008)
Genre House, electro
Length 3:26
Label Neon Records
Writer(s) Zoë Badwi, Ivan Gough, Grant Smillie, C. Snape
Producer(s) Ivan Gough, Grant Smillie
Zoë Badwi singles chronology
"Release Me"
"Don't Wan'cha"
Music sample

"Release Me" is a song performed by Australian singer-songwriter, Zoë Badwi. The single was co-written by Badwi, Ivan Gough and Grant Smillie.[1] It was released digitally on 15 November 2008.[2] "Release Me" reached number one on the ARIA Clubs Chart and received two nominations including "Best Dance Release" at the 2009 ARIA Music Awards and "Dance Work of the Year" at the 2010 APRA Awards.[3]


In an interview with Auspop, Badwi stated that while she was playing with her band at a venue in Melbourne, Grant Smillie of Australian duo TV Rock was having a Sunday afternoon drink and that she saw him tapping his foot. "He came up to me afterwards and he said You’re great, do you write your own stuff?. I said, yeah, I sure do and he said, I’ll send you some beats – and we’ll see what happens. So he sent me some beats and I wrote "Release Me" and went around to sing it to him and the other guy from TV Rock [Ivan Gough] and they both just said yep, we love it."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Release Me" was filmed during a performance by Badwi at the Sensation Dance Party on New Year's Eve 2008. She explained, "They were just looking for someone to sing on the new years eve countdown. And then they asked me and we thought it was being filmed anyway, we should see about using that as my film clip for the single. Turns out they used it as promo for the party all over the world."[4] It was released on 15 January 2009.[5]


"Release Me" reached number one on the ARIA Clubs Chart and stayed in that position for seven weeks.[3]

Chart (2008) Peak
ARIA Clubs Chart 1

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital download[2]
  1. Release Me (TV Rock Edit) - 3:26
  2. Release Me (J Nitti Mix) - 6:22
  • Italy vinyl[1]
  1. Release Me (TV Rock edit) - 6:45
  2. Release Me (Mind Electric Mix) - 5:38
  3. Release Me (J Nitti Mix) - 6:22
  4. Release Me (Ryan Riback "Raise Your Hands" Mix) - 6:34
  1. Release Me (Radio Edit) - 3:31
  2. Release Me (TV Rock Mix) - 6:50
  3. Release Me (J Nitti Mix) - 6:27
  4. Release Me (Ryan Riback Mix) - 6:39
  5. Release Me (Mind Electric 12" Mix) - 5:41
  6. Release Me (Mind Electric Dub Mix) - 5:41
  • AUS/UK Remixes
  1. Release Me (UK Radio Edit) - 3:04
  2. Release Me (TV Rock Edit) - 6:45
  3. Release Me (Cahill Radio Edit) - 3:30
  4. Release Me (Cahill Club Mix) - 6:23
  5. Release Me (Pitron & Sanna Mix) - 8:15
  6. Release Me (Niels Van Gogh Mix) - 6:07

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
Italy 6 November 2008[1] Vinyl
Australia 15 November 2008[2] Digital download
United Kingdom 2009 & 24 October 2010[6] CD-R & Digital Download


  1. ^ a b c Zoe Badwi - Release Me (Vinyl) at Discogs Discogs. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  2. ^ a b c Release Me - Single - Zoe Badwi iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  3. ^ a b Zoe Badwi Biography Peppermint Blue. Retrieved 2010-08-29
  4. ^ a b Interview: Zoe Badwi Auspop. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  5. ^ Neon Records - Zoe Bawdi - Release Me YouTube. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  6. ^ a b Zoe Badwi - Release Me (CDr) at Discogs Discogs. Retrieved 2010-12-10.