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Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You) (Late Show with David Letterman 2014)

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"Seasons (Waiting on You)"
Single by Future Islands
from the album Singles
B-side"One Day"
ReleasedFebruary 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
Format
  • Digital download
  • 7"
RecordedAugust 2013 at Dreamland Studios
GenreSynthpop, electronic rock
Length3:46
Label4AD
Writer(s)
  • William Cashion
  • Samuel T. Herring
  • J. Gerrit Welmers
Producer(s)Chris Coady
Future Islands singles chronology

"Seasons (Waiting on You)" is a song by American synthpop band Future Islands. It is the opening track on their fourth studio album Singles, and was released as the album's lead single on February 4, 2014.[1] The song received much critical acclaim, topping The Village Voice's annual year-end Pazz & Jop critics' poll[2] and also being named the best track of 2014 by publications such as NME,[3] Pitchfork Media,[4] and Spin.[5]

Contents

  • 1 Critical reception
    • 1.1 Accolades
  • 2 Live performances
  • 3 Track listing
  • 4 Charts
  • 5 Release history
  • 6 References

Live performances

The band's performance of the song on Late Show with David Letterman became an internet hit[18] due to frontman Samuel T. Herring's visual and vocal performance, which including elaborate and angular dance moves and death metal-style growls. Herring also put on a similarly unusual performance during the band's performance of the song on Later... with Jools Holland.[19]

Track listing

  • 7-inch single[1]
  1. "Seasons (Waiting on You)" – 3:46
  2. "One Day" – 4:27
  • Digital download (remix)[20]
  1. "Seasons (Waiting on You)" – 3:43

References

  1. ^ a b c "Seasons (Limited Edition)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Village Voice's 42nd Pazz & Jop Music Critics' Poll: The Last Word on the Year in Music (Singles)". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "NME's Top 50 Tracks Of 2014". NME. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The 100 Best Tracks of 2014". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The 101 Best Songs of 2014". Spin. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Top 50 Songs of 2014". Consequence of Sound. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "The 100 Best Tracks of 2014". Pitchfork. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Single of the Year 2014". Pazz & Jop. The Village Voice. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "The 101 Best Songs of 2014". Spin. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Top 50 Tracks of 2014". NME. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "The 75 Best Songs of 2014". PopMatters. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "40 Favourite Songs of 2014". Drowned in Sound. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "The 25 Best Singles of 2014". Slant Magazine. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "The 50 Best Songs of 2014". Paste. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "50 Best Songs of 2014". Rolling Stone. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Top 50 Songs of 2014". American Songwriter. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)". Pitchfork. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK4lD3Uf8_o
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Uhf3gM1m0
  20. ^ a b "Seasons (Waiting On You) [BADBADNOTGOOD Reinterpretation] – Single by Future Islands". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on You)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  22. ^ "Archive Chart: 2014-10-11" UK Indie Chart. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  23. ^ "Future Islands – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Future Islands. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  24. ^ "Future Islands – Chart history" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for Future Islands. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  25. ^ "Future Islands – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Future Islands. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
   

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