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Lover of the Light

"Lover of the Light" is a song performed by British rock band Mumford & Sons, released as the second single from their second studio album Babel (2012). It was released on 5 November 2012 as a digital download. The song was written by Mumford & Sons and produced by Markus Dravs.

"Lover of the Light"
Loverofthelight.jpg
Single by Mumford & Sons
from the album Babel
Released 5 November 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011—2012
Genre Indie folk
Length 5:14
Label Island Records
Songwriter(s) Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall
Producer(s) Markus Dravs
Mumford & Sons singles chronology
"I Will Wait"
(2012)
"Lover of the Light"
(2012)
"Whispers in the Dark"
(2013)

"I Will Wait"
(2012)
"Lover of the Light"
(2012)
"Whispers in the Dark"
(2013)

Contents

Music videoEdit

A music video to accompany the release of "Lover of the Light" was first released onto YouTube on 4 November 2012 at a total length of five minutes and fifty-five seconds.[1] It was co-directed by British actor Idris Elba and British screenwriter Dan Cadan. The video does not feature the band, it tells the story of a blind man (Elba) who puts aside his cane and runs free, ending with him at the edge of a cliff.[2] A similar setting is used in the clip Glósóli of the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, part of their 2005 album Takk....[3]

Track listingEdit

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Lover of the Light"5:14

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 5 November 2012 Digital download Island Records
United States December 18, 2012 Radio airplay Glassnote Records

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mumford & Sons - Lover Of The Light. YouTube. youtube.com/
  2. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1697394/mumford-and-sons-lover-of-the-light-music-video.jhtml
  3. ^ "sigur rós - discography » takk..." sigur-ros.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mumford & Sons – Lover Of The Light" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Mumford & Sons – Lover Of The Light Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Mumford & Sons – Lover Of The Light" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  8. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update – 15.12.2012 (Week 49)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Triple A Songs: 2013 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 December 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 
  17. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 

External linksEdit