Human of the Year

Album: Far (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • Spektor told Entertainment Weekly that this, "is a story about this guy who goes into a cathedral and gets this award that obviously doesn't exist."
  • David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes) produced this song. Kahne was one of four different producers that Spektor used on Far, the others being Jeff Lynne, Mike Elizondo and Garret "Jacknife" Lee. She told Rolling Stone: "I wanted to learn from as many people as I could. If I had more time, I probably would have used six more producers."
  • This featured prominently in the trailer and first episode of the 2011 HBO series Enlightened.

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