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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"
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Single by Mumford & Sons
from the album Babel
Released5 November 2012
FormatDigital download
Recorded2011—2012
GenreIndie folk
Length5:14
LabelIsland 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)

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.

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