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Hey Boys and Girls (Truth of the World pt.2)

"Hey Boys and Girls (Truth of the World pt.2)" is the second single by Evermore, from their third studio album Truth of the World: Welcome to the Show. It has already received radio airplay from various radio stations in Australia and New Zealand.

"Hey Boys and Girls (Truth of the World pt.2)"
Hey boys and girls (truth of the world pt 2).jpg
Single by Evermore
from the album Truth of the World: Welcome to the Show
Released3 February 2009 (3 February 2009)
FormatCD, digital download
RecordedRoom 101, Dragonfly Studios, Melbourne, Australia between July 2007 and Jan 2009
GenreAlternative rock, electropop, electronic rock
Length5:48 (album version)
4:48 ("Evermore" album edit)
4:11 (radio edit)
LabelWarner
AATW (UK)
Songwriter(s)Evermore
Producer(s)Jon Hume, Dann Hume
Evermore singles chronology
"Between the Lines"
(2008)
"Hey Boys and Girls (Truth of the World pt.2)"
(2009)
"Can You Hear Me?"
(2009)

It was released as the group's first single in the UK in late 2009 (to promote their first international album, Evermore), but did not chart.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Evermore.

iTunes single
No.TitleLength
1."Hey Boys and Girls (Truth of the World, Pt. 2)"5:28
Total length:5:28
CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Hey Boys and Girls (Truth of the World pt.2)"5:29
2."So Many Things"3:11
3."Hey Boys and Girls" (TV Rock Remix)7:10
4."Hey Boys and Girls" (Retrofuture Remix)5:20
5."Hey Boys and Girls (Truth of the World pt.2)" (radio edit)4:11
Total length:25:17

Chart performanceEdit

The song was the band's third top 5 single on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, peaking at No. 4. It is also their second-highest charting single in Australia behind "Light Surrounding You", which topped the ARIA Singles Chart in 2007.

Chart (2009) Peak position
ARIA Singles Chart[1] 4
New Zealand Singles Chart[2] 3

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2009) Position
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 48

Music videoEdit

The video opens with a boy by the name of 'Max' (holding up a bottle of pills that says "TRUTHOGEN"), who turns on the television showing the band in a dark room with about 200 dark blue TVs. The music starts playing and the TV shows dancers including soldiers, pink haired women and women in raincoats. When the chorus starts to come in, the lead singer (Jon, wearing a top-hat) starts looking happy and the dancers start to dance. The breakdown comes the camera (screen) zooms out of the TV and shows the boy watching the TV. The camera zooms back in and the dancers are dancing again. Jon is then seen without a microphone stand (just a microphone) looking excited about something and the bassist Peter doing backup video. When the video ends, the dancers run in on the band and pick them up. They begin throwing the band members around. Jon takes off his hat and throws it. The band disappears and the boy turns the TV off.

The band have recently shot a new video for the song for release in European markets. The video is set to be released sometime in November.

MeaningEdit

During a radio interview, lead singer Jon Hume stated "The song is just like the meaning of the album - it's just all about crazy over the top media (that) we, you know, read, see on TV. It's just having a bit of fun and having a laugh about it."

PersonnelEdit

  • Jon Hume – lead and backing vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Peter Hume – synthesizers, piano, bass guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Dann Hume – lead and backing vocals, drums, guitar, percussion

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 3 February 2009 Warner Digital download
27 February 2009 CD 5186531452
Ireland 17 October 2009 AATW Digital download

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top 50 Singles Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  2. ^ "Evermore - Hey Boys And Girls (truth Of The World Pt. 2) - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  3. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Rianz.org.nz. Archived from the original on 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2012-02-21.