Walking with Strangers

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Walking with Strangers
Studio album by The Birthday Massacre
Released September 10, 2007
Genre Synthpop,[1] gothic rock,[2] new wave,[3] dream pop
Length 49:40
Label Metropolis
Producer Michael Rainbow, Mike Falcore, Dave "Rave" Ogilvie
The Birthday Massacre chronology
Walking with Strangers
Looking Glass
Singles from Walking with Strangers
  1. "Red Stars"
    Released: August 21, 2007
  2. "Looking Glass"
    Released: May 6, 2008

Walking with Strangers is the third studio album by Canadian rock band The Birthday Massacre. The album was released on September 10, 2007, in North America and September 21, 2007, in Europe.

The song "To Die For" is a reworked and re-recorded version of the track of the same name that appeared on the band's first album, Nothing & Nowhere, in 2002. "Remember Me" is also a reworked and re-recorded version of the track of the same name that appeared on the band's limited edition demo 1 Imagica.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Kill the Lights"   Rainbow, Chibi Rainbow, M. Falcore 3:55
2. "Goodnight"   Rainbow Rainbow, M. Falcore 4:02
3. "Falling Down"   Rainbow, Chibi Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E. 4:12
4. "Unfamiliar"   Rainbow, O.E. Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E. 3:18
5. "Red Stars"   Rainbow, Chibi, O.E. Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E. 3:41
6. "Looking Glass"   Rainbow, Chibi, O.E. Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E. 4:25
7. "Science"   Rainbow Rainbow, M. Falcore 4:04
8. "Remember Me"   Rainbow, Chibi Rainbow, M. Falcore 4:07
9. "To Die For"   Rainbow Rainbow, M. Falcore 5:05
10. "Walking with Strangers"   Rainbow, Chibi, O.E. Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E. 3:55
11. "Weekend"   Rainbow, Chibi Rainbow 3:53
12. "Movie"   Rainbow Rainbow, M. Falcore, O.E. 5:03


The first single, Red Stars, was released as a digital download on iTunes on August 21, 2007.[4][5] An EP for the song Looking Glass was released on May 6, 2008.[6]

Credits and personnel[edit]

The Birthday Massacre
  • Chibi - lead vocals
  • Rainbow - guitar, synth/percussion programming, vocals
  • Mike Falcore - guitar, synth/percussion programming
  • O.E. - live bass, vocals
  • O-EN - live keyboards
  • Rhim - live drums



On the issue date of September 29, 2007, Walking with Strangers debuted at number #10 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It stayed on the chart for two weeks.

Chart[7][7] Peak
Billboard Top Heatseekers 10
Billboard Independent Albums 32

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Netherlands September 21, 2007[8][9]


  • "Weekend" features elements from "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2.
  • The track "Red Stars" is the album's first single and was released as an iTunes digital download. "Looking Glass", the second single off the album, received a physical release and a music video.
  • To promote the CD the band went on two tours. The first being the "Walking with Strangers Tour" in 2007. For 2008 the band co-toured with Mindless Self Indulgence on their "If" tour.
  • A demo version of "Kill The Lights" was released on January 1, 2007. The band also played this demo version on their Broken Minds Tour in both North America and Europe in 2006.


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