Watercolour (song)

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Single by Pendulum
from the album Immersion
Released 1 May 2010 (iTunes)
2 May 2010 (digital)
3 May 2010 (CD and vinyls)
Format 12", CD, download
Recorded 2008–2010
Genre Electronic rock, drum and bass
Length 19:45 (CD single)
5:04 (digital single)
23:14 (iTunes digital bundle)
9:39 (12" vinyl)
11:13 (12" remixes vinyl)
Label Warner Music UK, Ear Storm
Writer(s) Rob Swire
Producer(s) Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen
Pendulum singles chronology
Alternative cover
Remixes vinyl

"Watercolour" is the first single from the third album Immersion by Australian drum and bass band Pendulum. This song has been remixed by dubstep artist Emalkay and by progressive house artist deadmau5. The video was shot on 16 March 2010 at a studio in East London featuring around 70 fans as extras. A behind the scenes video was released on the official Pendulum website.[1] The music video was released as a MySpace exclusive on 31 March.[2] Watercolour debuted number 4 on the UK charts making it the band's highest charted single in the United Kingdom to date. The song also featured on F1 2010 and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The song was also used in a promo during the 2011 A-League Grand Final. It featured in the 2011 series of the BBC programme Traffic Cops. Pendulum performed Watercolour at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards at Belfast City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom during the Backstage Show on November 6, 2011.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the major formats and associated track listings of single releases of "Watercolour", written and produced by Rob Swire.

Chart performance[edit]

As predicted by midweek sales estimates,[3] "Watercolour" debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 9 May 2010 at number 4, marking Pendulum's most successful single after "Propane Nightmares" reached number 9 in 2008. In its second week in the chart, the single fell number 13. On 26 May 2010, the single fell to number 22, before climbing three places to number 19 following the release of the album.

"Watercolour" also debuted on the Australian Singles Chart on 10 May 2010[4] at number 37. The following week the single fell 10 places to number 47. The single also debuted the same day on the New Zealand Top 40 chart at number 37. However, the single dropped out of the Top 40 the following week. "Watercolour" was listed on Triple J's Hottest 100, 2010 countdown and came in at 69.

Chart (2010) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 37
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 62
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 37
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Release Date Format Catalogue
Worldwide 1 May 2010 (2010-05-01) iTunes none
2 May 2010 (2010-05-02) download single none
United Kingdom 3 May 2010 (2010-05-03) 12" single WEA470T
CD single WEA470CD



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