Silence Is Easy (song)

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"Silence Is Easy"
Silence single.jpg
Single by Starsailor
from the album Silence Is Easy
B-side
  • "Could You Be Mine?"
  • "She Understands"
Released1 September 2003 (2003-09-01)
Length3:40
Label
Songwriter(s)Starsailor
Producer(s)Phil Spector
Starsailor singles chronology
"Poor Misguided Fool"
(2002)
"Silence Is Easy"
(2003)
"Born Again"
(2003)
Music video
Silence Is Easy on YouTube

"Silence Is Easy" is the first single from the album of the same name by British pop band Starsailor. The song reached number nine on the UK Singles Chart, which is the band's highest position on the UK chart. The song also reached number 40 in Ireland and number 70 in the Netherlands. It was one of two songs on the album that was produced by Phil Spector.[1][2]

Music video

James Walsh walking among the people in the club during the video.

The video takes place in a nightclub. Walsh walks through the middle of a crowd of people with a stoic expression on his face which only changes when he is singing. While he's walking the people around him have varying attitudes: some seem to love him and others clearly dislike him. A man puts his hands on James and screams at his face, which contrasts with a Japanese girl who is so happy after watching him that it makes her cry. There are also some boys that clap him on the back to encourage him, a woman with a wedding dress and a transgender person who tries to kiss him.

Track listings

Credits and personnel

Credits are lifted from the UK CD single liner notes.[3]

Studio

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 40
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 70
Scotland (OCC)[9] 8
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 9

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref(s).
United Kingdom 1 September 2003 (2003-09-01)
  • 7-inch vinyl
  • CD
  • DVD
EMI [11][12]
United States 12 January 2004 (2004-01-12) Triple A radio Capitol [13]

References

  1. ^ [1], Phil Spector Helms New Starsailor Cuts. Retrieved 18 February 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Simpson, Dave (29 August 2003). "'It's just as well you can't get guns in London'". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b Silence Is Easy (UK & European CD single liner notes). Starsailor. EMI Records. 2003. CDEM 625, 7243 552980 2 7.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ Silence Is Easy (Australia CD single liner notes). Starsailor. EMI Records. 2003. 7243 5 53021 2 0.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Silence Is Easy (UK & European 7-inch single sleeve). Starsailor. EMI Records. 2003. EM 625, 7243 552980 7 2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ Silence Is Easy (UK DVD single liner notes). Starsailor. EMI Records. 2003. DVDEM 625, 7243 490838 9 9.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Starsailor". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Starsailor – Silence Is Easy" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  11. ^ "How I wrote 'Silence Is Easy' by Starsailor's James Walsh". Songwriting Magazine. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  12. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. 30 August 2003. p. 23. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1537. 9 January 2004. p. 24. Retrieved 14 June 2021.