Two Months Off


About Two Months Off

"Two Months Off" is the first single by Underworld from the album A Hundred Days Off, originally released in 2002. This track was one of the first songs that they released as a duo. The single peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 12 as well as number two for three weeks on the US dance chart. The track contains samples from Don Airey's 1989 album K2. A short spoken word vocal section can be heard above the track lead-in. The contributing artist for these vocals is Juanita Boxill, whose voice also features in "Little Speaker", track 5 of A Hundred Days Off. Boxill is the namesake of separate Underworld single Juanita / Kiteless / To Dream of Love. 


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There was a little drawing of a heart next to that, followed by an exclaimation mark.  The back of his was covered in stuff... stuff like:  Brandon is not a very nice guy, but Alex is sooooo nice.  And that had the exclaimation thing too.  It was just silly crap that hit the spot. And he let himself be drawn in.

You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
To a dark place
Walking in light
Glowing, walking in light
Gold ring around you, the
Hues of you, the
Golden sunlight of you

You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
You bring light in
Cool wind following
Following after you
Rising for you
Your skin beautiful
Everything comes natural
Fantastic fan
Rocking rocking, floating

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The underworld or netherworld is thought to be deep underground or beneath the surface of the world in most religions and mythologies. Typically it is a place where the souls of the recently departed go, an afterlife or a Realm of the dead. Chthonic is the technical adjective for things of the underworld. more »

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Written by: K. HYDE, R. SMITH

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25 facts about this song

Release Details
"Two Months Off" is the first single from the album "A Hundred Days Off" by Underworld, released in 2002.
Chart Performance
The song peaked at number two in the UK Dance Chart and number 12 in the UK Singles Chart.
It is classified under the genres techno and electronica, showcasing the band’s signature trippy and energetic style.
Lyrics Composition
One interesting aspect of this song is its lyrical simplicity and repetition, designed to create a mesmerizing effect.
Track Length
The original track has a running time of nine minutes and nine seconds, typical of the extended length often seen in techno music.
Music Video
The music video for "Two Months Off" was directed by the acclaimed Welsh artist John Warwicker, a frequent collaborator with Underworld.
Album Impact
The album "A Hundred Days Off" was the band’s first after the departure of member Darren Emerson, increasing significance of the song as a representative work of the changed band.
Critical Acclaim
Though techno music is often considered niche, "Two Months Off" received widespread acclaim for its hypnotic instrumental and distinctive vocals.
Live Performances
"Two Months Off" became a consistent part of the band’s live performances, gaining popularity for its high-energy renditions.
Use in Media
The track featured in multiple forms of media, including films and television series like 'The O.C.', adding to its popularity and recognition.
Band Background
"Underworld" is an English electronic music group formed in Cardiff, Wales, in 1980. The core members are Karl Hyde and Rick Smith.
Album Classification
"Two Months Off" is the lead single from Underworld's seventh studio album titled "A Hundred Days Off."
Release Date
The song was released in August 2002.
Song Success
"Two Months Off" was a commercial success. It reached the top 20 in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 12.
The song is written in the genre of Progressive House and Techno.
Album Name Origin
The album's title ("A Hundred Days Off") came about when the band decided to take a break because they were burnt out from touring, which coincidentally added up to a one hundred-day break.
Karl Hyde's Role
"Underworld" member Karl Hyde is the lead vocalist on "Two Months Off."
Music Video
The music video for "Two Months Off" won a British Animation Award. It was directed by Michael Lynne and Jason Kedgley.
The song is often recognized from its use for the BBC's coverage of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
"Two Months Off" is definitely among the band's most popular songs and helped increase their fan base globally.
Live Performances
The band regularly performs "Two Months Off" during their live concerts, and it is always a favourite amongst fans.
Song Lyrics
The lyrics focus primarily on personal liberation and the joy of rebirth, as suggested by lines like 'You bring light in... to a dark place' and 'Walking in light, glowing, walking in light, gold ring around you.'
Track Duration
The official track length of "Two Months Off" is 9:09 minutes.
"Two Months Off" has also been used in the soundtrack of the 2010 video game, "Gran Turismo 5."
Vinyl Release
The song was also issued as a 12" vinyl single with a shorter radio edit and a longer mix on the B-side.

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