Lifehouse Give New Single, Video A 'Spin'

By | August 5, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Will Lifehouse’s new single, “Spin,” get as much love as their 2000 hit “Hanging by a Moment,” which received more radio airplay in 2001 than any other song?

If the public’s appetite for poppy hard rock hasn’t waned, “Spin” should soon be blasting over the airwaves and propelling the band’s second album, Stanley Climbfall, to stratospheric heights when it arrives on September 17.

The song is a little more involved than the band’s debut single, blending Led Zeppelin groove and trippy Beatles-y arpeggios within the group’s standard Stone Temple Pilots-meets-Matchbox Twenty foundation, but the track could still have be called “Still Hanging by a Moment.”

Note the lyrical similarities: “Forgetting all I’m lacking/ Completely incomplete/ I’ll take your invitation/ You take all of me” (“Hanging by a Moment”). ” ‘Cause I know I’m not sure about anything but you wouldn’t have it any other way/ When the world keeps spinning round and my world’s upside, and I wouldn’t change a thing” (“Spin”).

However, “Spin” was written before “Hanging” – waaay before. Vocalist Jason Wade penned the tune when he was 16, and the track almost didn’t make the album. Producer Ron Aniello (Days of the New) greeted it lukewarmly when it was first played for to him at a barbecue and he later warmed up to it, the band’s publicist said.

A video for the song, directed by Dave Meyers (Pink, Creed), was shot in Los Angeles on August 2 and 4 and should be ready to air within the next three weeks. The clip captures definitive moments in the lives of various people and binds them together with shots of the band performing in a nightclub and on a freeway overpass.

Shots include kids goofing around in a sandbox, a playground fight, teenagers playing the drinking game quarters, a young couple slow dancing, soldiers at boot camp, a man admiring a beautiful sunset, young people splashing around in a community pool, an old woman checking her mail, newborn babies in hospital beds and an elderly person who has just died.

Lifehouse are in the middle of a U.S. tour that ends September 7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In October, the group will head to Australia.

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