Bruises

Album: Does You Inspire You (2008)
Charted: 50

Songfacts®:

  • Chairlift are an electronic pop trio based in New York, consisting of guitarist Aaron Pfenning, vocalist Caroline Polachek and keyboardist Patrick Wimberly.
  • This song about falling in love became a surprise hit after featuring in an Apple iPod Nano-Chromatic commercial.
  • Caroline Polachek told the NME December 13, 2008 about the recording of this song: "We actually recorded two studio versions of it with a producer, and we didn't like either of them. All of us just had this gut feeling that it wasn't right. So in the last two days before we had to hand over the final mixes, we spent those two nights in Patrick's basement in Brooklyn, pulling all-nighters, recording 'Bruises' the way we wanted it to be. We gave it to our producer and he was like, 'Are you joking?' In fact he actually said, 'if you want the good Pitchfork review, use your version. If you want the iPod commercial, use my version.' And as it was, we used our version, got slammed by Pitchfork and got an iPod commercial."
  • Other songs that came to peoples attention after featuring in an iPod advertisement include The Ting Tings' "Shut Up and Let Me Go", Feist's 1234 and The Asteroids Galaxy Tour's Around The Bend.

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