This song gave me the chance to view Editors from the outside for the first time really. Watching Tom performing it alone on stage at Rock Werchter in 2010 was an incredible moment, one that took us all by surprise. It led to a special kind of kinship with the festival, and the people of Belgium too I guess. To be at the side of the stage and see that emotion and intensity of the fans towards our own band is a pretty surreal and humbling experience.
It didn’t end up on the record because we couldn’t quite nail it with Flood but our publishers played the piano demo to the producers of the Twilight movie New Moon and it appeared on the soundtrack. Then in the summer of 2010 I was playing it live on the piano and at Werchter, in Belgium, there was a kid down the front singing all the words, the camera picked up on him, the whole crowd got really into it. It was released as a live single and it topped the charts and now in Belgium that’s a song people play at funerals. It became a real thing. Two years later Werchter booked us to headline – our first top-of-the-bill festival slot.
Welcome to the Black Gold Archives. Explore the timeline as it chronicles sixteen tracks that make up the Black Gold greatest hits record and discover stories from each song. Videos, photos and memories written by the band and people who lived through every era of Editors. And, most importantly, add your own memory to the archives and let the whole world share in it. Every memory that is shared will be added to the archive. A photo of a tiny, sweaty gig in the early 2000s… A grainy video taken from your old camera phone thrust in the air while you lived out your favourite festival moment… Or maybe words. A story, a moment, a memory.
Explore the Black Gold Archive at your leisure and share in the moments that crafted Editors. And don’t forget to leave something to show the world that you were part of the journey too.