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"Love Like Winter" is a song by American rock band AFI. It was released as the second single from their seventh studio album Decemberunderground. "Love Like Winter" was released to radio on September 26, 2006.[1] A music video for the song premiered on TRL on September 26, 2006 and was directed by Marc Webb, who has also directed previous music videos for the band: "The Days of the Phoenix", "The Leaving Song Pt. II", and "Miss Murder". The short version of the music video was released on iTunes along with the live video from I Heard a Voice – Live from Long Beach Arena in December 2006 as an EP called the Love Like Winter EP.

"Love Like Winter"
AFI - Love Like Winter cover.jpg
Single by AFI
from the album Decemberunderground
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2006
FormatCD
Recorded2006
GenreElectronic rock, emo
Length2:45
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jerry Finn
AFI singles chronology
"Miss Murder"
(2006)
"Love Like Winter"
(2006)
"The Missing Frame"
(2007)

The song charted at number four on the Alternative Songs chart, number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 71 on the Billboard Pop 100.[citation needed] The song also charted in the United Kingdom, Australia and Portugal.[citation needed]

It is available as a downloadable track for the video game Rock Band.

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "Love Like Winter" – 2:45
  2. "Jack the Ripper" (Morrissey cover) – 2:47
  3. "On the Arrow" – 3:07
  4. "Love Like Winter" (music video) – 2:46

Music videoEdit

On September 26, 2006, AFI appeared on Total Request Live to premiere the music video. It peaked at number one shortly afterward, then retired at number seven, spending 40 days on the countdown.

The band appears in a snowy forest and they die one by one, leaving lead singer Davey Havok as the only remaining member. Havok chases after a mysterious woman played by Christina Petrovic, who reveals herself as evil. After Havok collapses through the ice and attempts to rescue himself, she appears behind him and the two share a kiss. Havok dies and is shown sinking into the water at the end of the music video, with the mysterious woman.

The video (directed by Marc Webb) was said to be inspired by Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 1 duology and Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow.[2]

On November 15, 2006, a long version was released on Yahoo!. The video contains additional footage at the beginning of the music video and features the outro to the preceding track on Decemberunderground, "The Interview". It features the band members roaming around the snowy forest, as well as the mysterious woman. It features five quick flashes as well, the first four containing frames from videos AFI made during their "5 Flowers" mystery that ended with fans receiving secret passes to shows in April 2006. The fifth frame features the word 'ÞrírÞrírSjö' over the cover of "The Leaving Song Pt. II" 7" from their previous studio album Sing the Sorrow. The word is Icelandic for "three three seven". On November 17, 2006, the extended version was removed from Yahoo!. However, it was eventually re-released on the site and became viewable on YouTube. It is available for digital download on iTunes as well.

ChartsEdit

Chart Position
US Billboard Hot 100 68
US Billboard Pop 100 71
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks 4
UK Singles Chart 76
ARIA Singles Chart 44
Hot Videoclip Tracks 14
Portugal Singles Top 50 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "www.mtv.com". MTV News Article.

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