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"Waiting for Love" is a song by Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, produced by Avicii and Dutch producer Martin Garrix and featuring uncredited vocals from Simon Aldred, the former lead singer of English band Cherry Ghost.[3] The track was released on 22 May 2015 as the lead single from Avicii's second studio album, Stories (2015). The lyrics were also written by Aldred.[4]

"Waiting for Love"
Avicii's Waiting For Love, Cover Artwork.png
Single by Avicii
from the album Stories
Released22 May 2015
Format
GenreProgressive house[1]
Length
  • 3:48 (radio edit)
  • 5:24 (extended mix)[2]
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Avicii
  • Martin Garrix
Avicii singles chronology
"The Nights"
(2015)
"Waiting for Love"
(2015)
"For a Better Day"
(2015)
Music video
"Waiting for Love" on YouTube
"Waiting for Love" (Lyric Video) on YouTube
"Waiting for Love" (360° Video) on YouTube

Contents

HistoryEdit

The track was first premiered at Ultra Music Festival 2015 both by Avicii and Dutch electronic producer Martin Garrix. Prior to its release on May 22, 2015, it was thought that the song would have been a full collaboration with Garrix and Bergling, with featuring vocals from John Legend, after several videos and Twitter posts were created stating this collaboration.[5] The singer is confirmed to be Simon Aldred, the lead singer of Cherry Ghost.[3]

CompositionEdit

"Waiting For Love" is a progressive house song written in the key of F minor, follows the chord progression of F#m/C#m/D - D/E/F#m and runs at 128 BPM.[6]

VideosEdit

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Sebastian Ringler. It begins with an old man (Sten Elfström) being taken care of by his wife (Ingrid Wallin) who then disappears. Distraught, he leaves home on his mobility scooter to search for her. He roams through the countryside on his scooter, growing as a person and making unlikely friends. He ultimately returns to his home city and is welcomed as a celebrity, as well as discovering his wife waiting for him.[7]

Lyric videoEdit

The lyric video was uploaded on 22 May 2015. It follows the story of a dog and his owner. The owner is sent to war, leaving his dog at home. The dog eventually runs off in search for his master, nearly getting killed by a bomb blast which knocks him out and makes him experience flashbacks of him and his owner when they were younger. The dog soon wakes up and keeps going, eventually finding his owner in the aftermath of a battle, wounded and his left leg missing. The video ends with both (the dog and his master) back home. Directed and edited by Jesper Eriksson and Blackmeal's CEO Matthieu Colombel, the animation has received a phenomenal response since its release, bringing many to tears, and even inspiring ex-military personnel to thank Avicii for making the video.[8]

360° videoEdit

The 360° video featuring several dancers was published on May 28, 2015 and was directed by Kurt Hugo Schneider.[9] The 360° function of this music video only works with the web browser Google Chrome (for desktop, Android and iOS).[10]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[11]
No.TitleLength
1."Waiting for Love"3:48

PersonnelEdit

Personnel adapted from CD single.[14]

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Version Date Format Label
Original Mix 22 May 2015 Digital download
Extended Mix 1 June 2015

ReferencesEdit

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