Somebody To Die For

Album: Exile (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song began life as a demo for the Hurts' first album. They duo told NME that it drove them "fu--ing mental" for a few years before they finally completed it for their second set. The pair premiered the track during a special live session at Spotify in January 2013 and it was released as the third single from Exile on July 21, 2013.
  • The track was co-produced by the Hurts pair of Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson with Dan Grech-Marguerat, who also helmed the debut albums of The Vaccines (What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?) and Tom Odell (Long Way Down).
  • The strings were conducted and arranged by Wil Malone, whose roll call of artists that he has worked with includes acts as diverse as Black Sabbath, Massive Attack, Oasis, The Verve and DJ Shadow.
  • The accompanying music video sees the Hurts pair performing the track in the desert, surrounded by Christian iconography.

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