When The Night Feels My Song

Album: Sounding A Mosaic (2004)
Charted: 24
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Songfacts®:

  • "When The Night Feels My Song" was the breakthrough single from Bedouin Soundclash, a Canadian alt-rock band who debuted with the independent release Root Fire in 2001. By the time they wrote this reggae-flavored soft-rock tune for their next album, Sounding A Mosaic, their future was uncertain, which made its success all the more meaningful for the band. Lead singer Jay Malinowski told Songfacts in 2022:

    "It's one of the biggest songs we have - but meaningful because I remember writing it and thinking it was going to be the last song that I ever was probably going to write for the band, because I thought we were moving on.

    I remember that moment in time really well and it's meaningful in that sense. It says something to me about how you can think one thing in reality of how things are, and then that can drastically change at any time."
  • This was the second most-played track on Canadian radio in the summer of 2005, competing against Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and Nickelback's "Photograph."
  • In Canada, this peaked at #4 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It also went to #24 in the UK.
  • This was used in the movies The Surrogacy Trap (2013) and Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009). In Canada, it was used at the theme song to CBC Kids and was featured in a commercial for the retail chain Zellers. In the UK, it was also featured in an ad for T-Mobile.
  • This was nominated for Single of the Year at the Juno Awards in 2006. Although they lost the award to Michael Bublé for "Home," the band did take home the prize for New Group of the Year.
  • Sounding A Mosaic peaked at #9 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart in the US.
  • The band takes its name from a 1996 dub album by New York City-based record producer/musician Badawi (Raz Mesinai).

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