She's Like a Comet

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"She's Like a Comet"
She's Like a Comet
Single by Jebediah
from the album Kosciuszko
Released 2 February 2011 (2011-02-02)
Format Digital
Genre
Length 3:42
Label Dew Process
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Dave Parkin
  • Jebediah
Jebediah singles chronology
"Lost My Nerve"
(2010)
"She's Like a Comet"
(2011)
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"Lost My Nerve"
(2010)
"She's Like a Comet"
(2011)
"Control"

"She's Like a Comet" is the first single from Kosciuszko, the fifth studio album from Australian alternative rock band, Jebediah; the single was released on 2 February 2011.[2] The song debuted at number 11 on the Australian ARIA Charts[1] and was eventually certified gold.[3]

Background[edit]

Lead singer and lyricist, Kevin Mitchell, has revealed that the song was written in a very short timespan, with identical chords for both the verses and chorus.[4] In an interview with Hit List TV, Mitchell disclosed that he had only become aware of the unchanging song structure following the recording process.[5]

Chords[edit]

Also in the online Hit list TV interview, Mitchell revealed the chord progression as "E, F# minor and A", with the same sequence used for the span of the entire song.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Sydney, and is a homage to both manga and giant monster films. The video features a female superhero who is played by Alycia Debnam-Carey (in contrast to the male from the "Leaving Home" music video), who eventually prevails over a giant monster within a miniature cityscape. The video was directed by Alex Ryan and produced Jiao Chen.[6]

Awards[edit]

The song was the "First Prize" winner in the "Rock Category" for the International Songwriting Contest (ISC).[7]

"She's Like A Comet" was nominated for the "Most Played Australian Work" and "Rock Work of the Year" at the 2012 APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) Music Awards.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Daymond, Brett Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell and Vanessa Thornton[9].

No.TitleLength
1."She's Like a Comet"3:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jenna Clarke (18 April 2011). "Jebediah 2.0 finally hits the mainstream". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  2. ^ "She's Like A Comet on your radio". jebediah.net. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  3. ^ "'She's Like A Comet' goes GOLD!". jebediah.net. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. ^ JebediahMusic (3 April 2011). "Jebediah KOSCUISZKO - Track By Track #4: She's Like a Comet". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b TheHitListRadio (30 March 2011). "Jebediah on Hit List TV part two". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  6. ^ JebediahMusic (2 February 2011). "JEBEDIAH - "She's Like A Comet"". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  7. ^ Catherine Haridy Management (1 May 2012). "SHE'S LIKE A COMET" - WINS FIRST PRIZE IN THE ISC!". Jebediah. Jebediah. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  8. ^ APRA|AMCOS (2012). "Most Played Australian Work - 2012". APRA|AMCOS. APRA|AMCOS. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  9. ^ "'She's Like a Comet' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 14 July 2015. Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g She's Like a Comet; or at 'Performer:' Jebediah