Someday (No Angels song)
|Single by No Angels|
|from the album Pure|
|Released||July 13, 2003|
|Recorded||2003, Department Studios
|No Angels singles chronology|
"Someday" is a song performed by all-female German group No Angels. Written and composed by Swedish musicians Thomas Jansson and Niklas Hillbom, it was produced by frequent collaborator Thorsten Brötzmann for the band's third studio album Pure (2003). A latin-flavored pop song, the midtempo ballad's instrumentation includes flamenco guitars, castanets and synthesizers. Lyrically, "Someday" speaks of a woman realizing that her relationship has come to an end, though she is hopeful that she and her love interest will be able to resume their romance in another time and place.
The song received a mixed reception from music critics and was released as a single on July 13, 2003, the second song to precede the release of Pure. A moderate success, it reached number 16 in Austria and number 26 in Switzerland, while it charted at number five on the German Singles Chart where it became the No Angels's seventh non-consecutive top five single. Katja Kuhl directed a music video for "Someday" near the Le Luc Formula One racing track in Var in southeastern France which features a love story between band member Vanessa Petruo and a male racing driver. The band premiered "Someday" during an acoustic concert in Munich club P1.
After Jessica Wahls' pregnancy break from the group and the end of the Four Seasons Tour, the remaining four members of the No Angels began intensifying work on their then-untitled third studio album. Encouraged to exercise more self-control on the longplayer after their critically acclaimed contribution on predecessor Now... Us!, the band took over responsibility in composing, recording and selecting songs to guarantee a more personal theme on the album — a step that challenged criticism and growing scepticism among the band's label Cheyenne Records and recording company Polydor. "Someday" was written by Swedish musicians Thomas Jansson and Niklas Hillbom, while production was helmed by frequent collaborator, German producer Thorsten Brötzmann. Recorded at Department Studios in Frankfurt am Main, it was mixed by Jeo, while vocal recording was overseen by Klaus Üblacker. Keyboards were handled by Michael Knauer, Stefan Hansen, Jeo and Brötzmann, while guitars were played by Peter Weihe. One of the first songs recorded for Pure, No Angels first performed "Someday" at an acoustic concert in Munich club P1 in spring 2003.
The music video for "Someday" was directed by German filmmaker Katja Kuhl and produced for Bigfish Filmproduktion. It was filmed on various locations near the Le Luc Formula One racing track in Var, a department of southeastern France, in the week of June 9, 2003. Camera was operated by Martin Ruhe throughout shooting, with Alexander Palm serving as his first assistant. Timo Fritsche was hired as editor, while Sabine Haarer Sabine Haarer was responsible for styling.
"Someday" was filmed over twenty hours and largely waives choreographies since band member Nadja Benaissa suffered from a cruciate ligament rupture during the shoot. Contentually, the video features a love story between Vanessa Petruo and a male racing driver. While Benaissa serves as both the story's fictional writer and Petruo's friend, Sandy Mölling and Lucy Diakovska are seen as a mechanic and a racing driver, respectively, who work for the same garage. "Someday" worldpremiered on MTV Central's daily live show MTV Select on June 25, 2003.
Formats and track listings
Credits and personnel
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Pure.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||16|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||5|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||36|
- In 2002, French singer Ève Angeli covered the song in French, as "Sans Toi" (Without You), from her second album Nos différences.
- In 2003, entertainer Belinda covered the song in Spanish, as "Lo Puedo Lograr" (I Can Get It), from her debut album.
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