Miracle

Album: Exile (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • The lead single from Hurts' second studio album Exile was premiered on BBC Radio 1 on January 4, 2013 and was made available to download on iTunes from February 11 2013 in various European countries. Hurts performed the song on TV for the first time during The Jonathan Ross Show on February 9, 2013.
  • The song is led by a riff but retains the melodic power of Hurts' material from their debut album. Keyboardist Adam Anderson described the writing of it in press materials as being similar to the creation of their third single from Happiness, "Stay", where they instantly knew they were onto something special.
  • Anderson told NME: "I don't think we'd ever have written a song like 'Miracle' a few years ago. We made a first album, which we didn't ever think about playing live. After two years we thought, 'God, wouldn't it be good if we had a song that did this, or this? You stock up on those ideas creatively. So the songs are shaped by the kind of reaction you want to get you live."
  • The song's music video finds the Hurts duo surrounded by religious imagery as they journey through a post-apocalyptic shopping mall while dancers destroy a warehouse. The clip was directed by Chris Turner and filmed in Colindale in North West London.

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