Born In The Echoes

Album: Born In The Echoes (2015)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This song features the voice of Cate Le Bon. The singer-songwriter has also collaborated with fellow Welsh musicians The Manic Street Preachers, providing lead vocals for their Rewind The Film track, "4 Lonely Roads."
  • The song serves as the title track of The Chemical Brothers eighth album. Asked by HMV.com how they settled on the record's name, Tom Rowlands replied: "I could sit here and rationalize it and say that it's a metaphor for how we make music, but the truth is it's a lyric and it sounds like an album title. I don't really know the reason, I don't know the reason I do all sorts of things, I don't like it when you over-explain things."

    "We had it for a while, pretty much as soon as we made the song with Cate," he added. "It sounded right and it ended up sticking."
  • Born In The Echoes was The Chemical Brothers' sixth UK chart-topping album, following the success of Dig Your Own Hole (1997), Surrender (1999), Come With Us (2002), Push The Button (2005) and We Are The Night (2007). This meant they broke the record for most #1s by a dance act, moving ahead of The Prodigy, who have achieved the peak position with five of their long players.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Julian LennonSongwriter Interviews

Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.

Desmond ChildSongwriter Interviews

One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."

The FratellisSongwriter Interviews

Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.

Experience Nirvana with Sub Pop Founder Bruce PavittSong Writing

The man who ran Nirvana's first label gets beyond the sensationalism (drugs, Courtney) to discuss their musical and cultural triumphs in the years before Nevermind.

Have Mercy! It's Wolfman JackSong Writing

The story of the legendary lupine DJ through the songs he inspired.

Danny KortchmarSongwriter Interviews

Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James, Tapestry, and Running On Empty. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."