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Thunderclouds (song)

"Thunderclouds" is a song by pop music supergroup LSD. It was released on August 9, 2018,[2] by Columbia Records as the third single from LSD's debut studio album of the same name, following "Genius" and "Audio".[3] The song was written by Labrinth, Sia, Diplo, King Henry, and Jr Blender; while being produced by Labrinth, Diplo, and Jr Blender.

"Thunderclouds"
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Single by LSD
from the album LSD
ReleasedAugust 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
FormatDigital download
GenreDance-pop[1]
Length3:07
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
LSD singles chronology
"Audio"
(2018)
"Thunderclouds"
(2018)
"Mountains"
(2018)
Music video
"Thunderclouds" on YouTube

"Thunderclouds" was used as the main theme song for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 promotional campaign, being featured extensively in parts in the company's ads, as well as at the reveal event in New York on August 9, 2018.[4]

The single is the group's most successful song to date.

Music videoEdit

The official music video for the song, directed by Ernest Desumbila, was released on 30 August 2018.[5] Billboard's review called the video "super trippy" and described it as follows: "The group travels across pink and purple skies inside a flying red car piloted by Diplo and housing a living Sia puppet. Labrinth flies on his own personal cloud - a very common theme taken from Chinese mythology - while a mysterious candy-haired girl, played by Maddie Ziegler, dances on top of the car with a Sia-inspired hair-do. The party encounters thunderstorms along the way. … With the power of love, the group eventually finds their way out of the storm and returns to the dazzling pink-clouded skies."[6]

Track listingEdit

  • Digital download[7]
  1. "Thunderclouds" (Lost Frequencies Remix) – 3:18
  • Digital download[8]
  1. "Thunderclouds" (MK Remix) – 3:34

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal.[9]

  • Sia Furler – vocals, lyricist, composer, production
  • Diplo – production, programming, lyricist, composer
  • Labrinth – production, engineering, programming, vocals, lyricist, composer
  • King Henry – production, programming, lyricist, composer
  • Jr Blender – programming, preparation, lyricist, composer
  • Manny Marroquin – mix engineering
  • Chris Galland – mix engineering
  • Randy Merrill – master engineering
  • Bart Schoudel – engineering
  • Robin Florent – engineering assistance
  • Scott Desmarais – engineering assistance

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[48] Gold 35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[49] Gold 15,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[50] Platinum 80,000 
France (SNEP)[51] Platinum 200,000*
Italy (FIMI)[52] Platinum 50,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[53] Platinum 20,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[54] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[55] Gold 500,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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