Wonderful Life

Album: Happiness (2010)
Charted: 21
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  • Hurts are a Manchester-based electronic duo consisting of synthesizer player Adam Anderson and vocalist Theo Hutchcraft, both of whom used to be in a group called Daggers. This is their debut single.
  • Hutchcraft told Digital Spy about the song: "It's basically based on two extremes: the first being a man who wants to kill himself and the second being love at first sight. He's standing on the bridge about to jump and he's stopped by a woman. They see each other and fall in love. She basically says, 'Come with me, it's all going to be fine'. The song only offers a snippet of someone's life, so we don't know what happens at the end of it."
  • Theo Hutchcraft was asked by Digital Spy if the song was written from personal experience. He replied: "It was more an idea - Adam and I are both quite visual writers. It's a story but it's also about us wanting to be saved, because until recently we both had a pretty terrible life being on the dole."
  • Though the song failed to break into the Top 20 in the duo's native UK, it peaked at #2 in Germany, and also reached Top 10 positions in Denmark, Switzerland and Austria.
  • Hutchcraft told Digital Spy why the duo decided to remake the music video. He explained: "The new video's a tribute to the first one. It's very anti-Ibiza. We had 20 quid to make the first one and we were stuck in a sh--ty room with a girl we didn't know. Our vision was always to make the video that we have now. We wanted the girl from the original to appear in the new one actually, and we spent six months trying to find her, but we didn't manage to track her down. At the time we just posted an advert in a shop window and she was the only person who came! It's unbelievable that the original clip now has something like three million YouTube hits."
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