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Me Plus One

Me Plus One was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the 4th track on Empire. It was released on 29 January 2007 as the third single off the album and peaked at #22 in the UK charts.

BackgroundEdit

Called a "satanic love song", Me Plus One has often be described as being about either one's best friend or partner, the "plus one". The strings were recorded in Paris with Algerian musicians.[1]

Me Plus One is the only single to date sung only by Serge.

LiveEdit

After being performed extensively during the Empire Tour, Me Plus One was dropped before the West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum Tour, save for a few one-off performances. Some of the early live versions have a long, improvised intro. It has also been played acoustically at various radio sessions and TV appearances. During the 48:13 Tour the song was performed a few times in a version similar to the Jacques Lu Cont remix.

VideoEdit

Kasabian - Me Plus One02:26

Kasabian - Me Plus One

The video was directed by Scott Lyon, who developed the storyline together with Serge, who was initially inspired by "black magic and voodoo" he had seen at a Rolling Stones aftershow party.[2] The video shows the band in their dressing room after a gig, hallucinating fairies, and contains a reference to a famous Salvador Dalí portrait called In Voluptas Mors.[3] It was released on the Me Plus One DVD Single.

RemixesEdit

Me Plus One (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)Edit

Jacques Lu Cont is one of the pseudonyms of Grammy-winning British musician and producer Stuart Price. The remix was released on

Me Plus One (Jacques Lu Cont Dub)Edit

Released on

QuotesEdit

"I'm really proud of this tune. It has Motown feel, but it's got Moroccan strings at the end, which hopefully will surprise. We recorded that bit with these Algerian players in Paris. They turned up with a bit of whiskey and smoked during the recoding. I can't write music, so I had to sing to them the lines and it was a great way to work! It's musicians from different part of the world communicating, and it's beautiful."
— Serge (NME, 2 September 2006)

ReleasesEdit

Albums

Singles

Live ReleasesEdit

Audio

Video

LyricsEdit

Too messed up, I should have followed you
Where'd you get that smile and that fine hair
I get my kicks from your walk in
I should have gone, I should have been there

You come to take me away
Like a little white rabbit from yesterday
Little things said, said and done
I should have shot myself on the run

I want love, love, love
I want love, love, love right now
I want love, love, love
I want love, love, love right now
So come on

She comes back from the winter
Looking straight into my eyes
Now I'm standing like a lunatic
I bet you feel, I bet you taste good

You come to take me away
Like a little white rabbit from yesterday
Lot of things said, said and done
I should have shot myself on the run

I want love, love, love
I want love, love, love right now
I want love, love, love
I want love, love, love right now
So come on

ReferencesEdit

  1. NME, 2 September 2006
  2. Shooman, Joe. Sound, Movement & Empire. p.157
  3. The Making of "In Voluptas Mors" - Salvador Dali & Philippe Halsman

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