Kiss of Life (Friendly Fires song)

"Kiss of Life" is a single by Friendly Fires, released on 11 August 2009.[1] The song premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show as his "Hottest Record in the World" on 13 July 2009 and is the first single taken from the band's deluxe, re-released version of their self-titled debut album Friendly Fires, released 31 August 2009.

"Kiss of Life"
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Single by Friendly Fires
from the album Friendly Fires
ReleasedAugust 11, 2009
Recorded2009
Genre
Length4:07
LabelXL Recordings
Songwriter(s)Ed Macfarlane, Jack Savidge, Edd Gibson, Paul Epworth
Friendly Fires singles chronology
"Skeleton Boy"
(2009)
"Kiss of Life"
(2009)
"Live Those Days Tonight"
(2011)

A related remix EP was released on 30 August 2009, in The UK and other European countries. The remixes have not been released in any North American countries. On the deluxe, re-released edition of the self-titled album, Friendly Fires, a live performance was released, along with the music video. The live performance is only available on the CD/DVD release, not on the digital download release. To hype up the release of Kiss of Life, the band, on their website, released a preview of the music video before it aired on TV, plus "behind the scenes" videos of making the single, and the music video. The accompanying video premiered on Channel 4 on 23 July 2009, was shot in Ibiza, and directed by Chris Cottam.[2][3]

The song has been used in more movies and TV shows than any other single the band released. Most recently, the song was featured on an episode of Melrose Place on October 20, 2009, in the United States. "Kiss of Life" has had more exposure to the public than their previous singles, making it one of Friendly Fires' more popular releases.

Track listingEdit

  • US Digital Download Single[4]
  1. "Kiss of Life" (Album Version) - 4:10
  • UK & Canada Remix EP[5]
  1. "Kiss of Life" (Luke Solomon's Broken Dreams and Tambourines Vocal) - 8:47
  2. "Kiss of Life" (Luke Solomon's Broken Dub) - 6:15
  • Sweden, Germany & France Remix Single[6]
  1. "Kiss of Life" (Luke Solomon's Broken Dreams and Tambourines Vocal) - 8:47
  2. "Kiss of Life" (Luke Solomon's Broken Dub) - 6:15

Music videoEdit

 
The band dancing and singing on a beach in the music video for "Kiss Of Life".
Year Title Length Director
2009 "Kiss of Life" 4:08 Chris Cottam

ChartsEdit

Charts (2009) Peak
position
UK Indie (OCC)[7] 19
UK Singles (OCC)[8] 30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Friendly Fires release new single 'Kiss of Life' and re-issue their self-titled album > Sound Bites > Clocked | Click Lancashire
  2. ^ "Friendly Fires". Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  3. ^ indiemusicfilter.vodspot.tv https://web.archive.org/web/20091003031524/http://indiemusicfilter.vodspot.tv/watch/3020630-kiss-of-life-by-friendly-fires. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ iTunes - Music - Kiss of Life - Single by Friendly Fires
  5. ^ iTunes - Music - Kiss of Life (Remixes) - Single by Friendly Fires
  6. ^ iTunes - Musik - Kiss of Life (Remixes) - Single av Friendly Fires
  7. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.