Destiny

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About Destiny

"Destiny" is a song by the band Zero 7 and features vocal performances by Sia Furler (who performs the verses) and Sophie Barker (who performs the choruses). It was included on the album Simple Things and was released as a single. The song's lyrics deal with two lonely hearts whose paths in life will eventually tread into one another. In August 2001, the song debuted at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart and stayed in the top 75 for a total of three weeks. The song was included on the soundtracks for the films Blue Crush, Obsessed and Raising Helen, the TV series Roswell. The song was also featured in the Sky Movies promo of the Star Wars saga, and also in the US television series Smallville. Lacoste used the song as background music for their official website. The song was also featured in the Season 3 episode of The West Wing, "Night Five", as well as a 2001 episode of the US daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Zero 7 performed the song live on Top of the Pops. Two music videos were produced for this song: one directed by Tommy Pallotta interpolating rotoscoping techniques, and another by Howard Greenhalgh. 


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2002
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I lie awake
I've gone to ground
I'm watching porn
In my hotel dressing gown
Now I dream of you
But I still believe
There's only enough for one in this lonely hotel suite

The journey's long
And it feels so bad
I'm thinking back to the last day we had
Old moon fades into the new
Soon I know I'll be back with you
I'm nearly with you
I'm nearly with you

When I'm weak, I draw strength from you
And when you're lost I know how to change your mood
And when I'm down you breathe life over me
Even though we're miles apart we are each other's destiny

On a clear day
I'll fly home to you
I'm bending time getting back to you
Old moon fades into the new
Soon I know I'll be back with you
I'm nearly with you
I'm nearly with you

When I'm weak I draw strength from you
And when you're lost I know how to change your mood
And when I'm down you breathe life over me
Even though we're miles apart we are each other's destiny

When I'm weak I draw strength from you
And when you're lost I know how to change your mood
And when I'm down you breathe life over me
Even though we're miles apart we are each other's destiny

I'll fly, I'll fly home
I'll fly home and I'll fly home

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Zero 7

Zero 7 is a British musical duo consisting of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. The group members began their musical careers as studio engineers and in 1997 formed the group Zero 7. Their debut album, Simple Things was released in 2001 and received critical acclaim. Subsequent albums include: When It Falls, The Garden and Yeah Ghost. more »

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Written by: Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker, Sia Furler, Sophie Alexandra Jessi Barker, SOPHIE ALEXANDRA JESSICA BARKER, SIA KATE I. FURLER

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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16 facts about this song

Collaboration
"Destiny" is a song by Zero 7 featuring the Australian singer and songwriter, Sia.
Inception
The song was released on May 14, 2002 as a part of Zero 7's debut studio album, "Simple Things".
Genre
"Destiny" is primarily an electronic music song with elements of downtempo and chill-out genres.
Rankings
The song peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart, making it one of Zero 7's most successful songs.
Breakthrough
Working with Zero 7 on songs like "Destiny" was a critical factor in the early success of Sia's solo career. It helped introducing her unique voice to a wider audience.
Music Video
The music video was directed by Tommy Pallotta and it was animated using interpolation of rotoscoped images.
Credits
Sia and Sophie Barker were the two main singers on "Destiny". Both performers' vocals were mixed together, creating a unique and ethereal sound.
Acclaim
"Destiny" has been acclaimed by critics for its smooth electronic composition which contrasts beautifully with emotive, soulful vocals.
Cover Version
Jack Johnson did a cover of "Destiny" on his album "Sleep Through the Static".
Institution Recognition
"Destiny" was used as part of the soundtrack for Blue Crush, a 2002 movie about a young female surfer.
Use in Television
"Destiny" has been featured on several TV shows, including Roswell and Smallville.
Live Performances
Although Zero 7 typically does not tour, Sia has performed the song live during her solo concerts.
Lyrics
The lyrics of "Destiny" revolve around themes of longing, love and serendipity.
Re-release
"Destiny" was re-released as a part of Zero 7's greatest hits album "Record" in 2010, indicating its enduring popularity.
Awards
The album "Simple Things" which has "Destiny", was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2001.
Classic Status
Over the years, "Destiny" has achieved a cult status amongst fans of downtempo and chill-out music.

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