Asleep In The Back

Album: Asleep In The Back (2001)
Charted: 19
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Songfacts®:

  • This was the fourth single and title track from English alternative Rock band Elbow's debut album. It was their first ever UK Top 20 hit.
  • Singer Guy Garvey told Drowned In Sound about this song: "We only added this after the album was finished, bizarrely. Quite often when you're in love you find yourself testing your partner in the early stages of a relationship; telling them all the naff things about you, the dark stuff about you - almost testing how far their love goes (at least I used to do so). It was wonderful working with (producer) Ben Hillier, and this track, I think, is sonically one of the most interesting we did with him."
  • The Australian rock group Gang of Youths covered this for their 2021 EP Total Serene.

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