All Lips Go Blue
by HIM

Album: Tears On Tape (2013)
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  • The second single from Tears On Tape was the first track recorded for the album. HIM were attempting to find a balance between their heavy guitars and full on melancholy of the music and frontman Ville Valo told Noisecreep it was this song that opened the floodgates: "I love the Ronettes, the 'do-run-run-run' pop stuff. I love the lyrics, having 'blue, blue blue' being repetitive. It's a '60s doo-wop thing. It's cool to incorporate all ideas, and to not restrict yourself. We decided to steal a bit from Ronnie Spector and Sabbath and create a bastard child," he said.
    "That song was important. We cracked open the beer bottle and knew we had a new album; we found our way. We sweated it out in a little rehearsal space, and here were are."
  • Valo explained the song's meaning to Noisecreep: "Lyrically, it's a Memento Mori type thing, and is very straightforward. Let us celebrate what we have now, as opposed to dwelling on the mysteries or what will happen afterword."
  • The song's music video was helmed by Eugene Riecansky, a multi-award-winning director and animation and motion graphics who has previously worked on clips for Madonna and The Prodigy, as well as television commercials for MTV Europe and Mastodon.
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