Integral

Pet Shop Boys

About Integral

"Integral" is a 2007 single by British synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, released in an electronic download-only format on 8 October. It was the only single released to promote the band's remix album Disco 4 in 2007. The track was originally released on the band's 2006 album Fundamental and many sources consider it to be the fourth single from that album. The single was the first download-only single released by Pet Shop Boys and peaked at #197 on the UK Singles Chart. Online digital media delivery company 7digital has announced that of its top three singles of the year, Integral was number three.  


Year:
2008
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If you've done nothing wrong 
You've got nothing to fear 
If you've something to hide 
You shouldn't even be here 

Long live us 
The persuaded we 
Integral 
Collectively 
To the whole project 
It's brand new 
Conceived solely 
To protect you 

One world 
One reason 
Unchanging 
One season 

If you've done nothing wrong 
You've got nothing to fear 
If you've something to hide 
You shouldn't even be here 
You've had your chance 
Now we've got the mandate 
If you've changed your mind 
I'm afraid it's too late 

We're concerned 
You're a threat 
You're not integral 
To the project 

Everyone has 
Their own number 
In the system that 
We operate under 
We're moving to 
A situation 
Where your lives exist as 
Information 

One world 
One life 
One chance 
One reason 
All under 
One sky 
Unchanging 
One season 

If you've done nothing wrong 
You've got nothing to fear 
If you've something to hide 
You shouldn't even be here 
You've had your chance 
Now we've got the mandate 
If you've changed your mind 
I'm afraid it's too late 

We're concerned 
You're a threat 
You're not integral 
To the project

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Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasional guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards. more »

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Written by: LAUREN CHRISTY, GRAHAM EDWARDS, SCOTT SPOCK, LACEY LEE EVIN, TASHA RAY EVIN, LOUISE BURNS

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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10 facts about this song

Album
"Integral" is a track off the Pet Shop Boys' album titled "Disco 4," which was released in 2007.
Human Rights Themes
Labeled under social/political context, "Integral" is a protest song against UK's ID card scheme proposed by the then-Labour government.
Influences
Musical style-wise, "Integral" was heavily influenced by Russian classical music, specifically the works of Alexander Borodin and has a dance-electronic genre.
Music Video
The politically-charged, animated music video for "Integral" is directed by Pete Candeland, known for his work with Gorillaz.
Single Release
The track was released as a single in 2007, even though it had already been featured in their 2006 album "Fundamental."
Remixes
There are a number of remixed versions of "Integral." Notably, the "Perfect Immaculate" mix that was launched to support the single, which adds a spoken-word introduction and conclusion.
Chart Performance
After its release as a single in the UK, "Integral" peaked at number 45 in the official Chart.
Songwriters
Fitting into the music authorship category, "Integral" was written by Pet Shop Boys members Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Musical Elements
The song utilizes digital federal-type sounds throughout the track, emulating the theme of the track.
Significance
As per its socio-political context, "Integral" demonstrates the group's willingness to merge their music with commentary about contemporary societal issues.

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