Posts Tagged ‘Fade Into You’

so this is the original from Mazzy Star, “Fade into You” was the highest charting song from alternative rock/dream pop group Mazzy Star. The song was written by lyricist Hope Sandoval and composer David Roback, who also served as producer. The song made the American Charts and is Mazzy Star’s only single to make the peaking at number 44. The song also charted at No48 on the UK Singles Chart. Two music videos were completed for “Fade Into You.” The first was directed by Merlyn Rosenberg and premiered on MTV in late October 1993, several weeks after the album’s release. It features the band performing in front of a projection depicting white clouds in a black sky, and is interlaced with slow Motion footage of the band in various locales in the Mojave Desert. Portions of this video were filmed at the same location where U2 shot the artwork for album sleeve for The Joshua Tree. A second music video was directed by Kevin Kerslake and first aired in February 1994. Known as the Black and White version for its  mono chromatic content throughout, the intentionally grainy, distorted footage shows the band performing in a darkened Burlesque type venue and is interspersed with footage of Sandoval and Roback at various sites around the city of san Francisco including the All Seasons Hotel (now the Crescent Hotel) and neighboring Stockton Street tunnel, coupled with genuine footage of the same sites shot in the 1930s. Only the latter music video was broadcast internationally.

It appeared on Mazzy Star’s album So Tonight That I Might See . The group had two other songs make the Modern Rock Top 40, “Halah” and “Blue Flower” but they did not approach anywhere near the success of “Fade Into You”.

A live version from the Jools Holland Later Show


Cover version of Mazzy Star‘s ‘Fade Into You’ by Au Revoir Simone and Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes,

Au Revoir Simone is an electronic Dream Pop  band from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, formed in late 2003. The group is composed of Erika Forster (vocals/keyboard), Annie Hart (vocals/keyboard), and Heather D’Angelo (vocals/drum machine/keyboard). The band’s name comes from a line in Pee-wee Herman movie says to a minor character (named Simone) in Tim Burtons 1985 film, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.