Lovers And Other Strangers
Indie-po, Electronica, Ethereal Pop
Lovers And Other Strangers is the 9th studio (12th overall) album by Aftershock. It was released in January 2008 and managed to reach the top 3 in every worldwide chart except Asia here it peaked at #29. It's UK peak was #2, making it Aftershock's highest charting album after Echoes charted at #1.
The majority of the tracks were recorded in mid-late November 07 til Mid December. early tracks from the writing and recording sessions were done so without the creative involvement from Becca Hayworth who was on maternity leave from the band due to the imment arrival of her son. Early sessions without Hayworth yeilded songs which would eventually be released as stand-alone single. These being Time Is Not The Enemy, Music Matters and Hypnotik along with a cover of Freddie Mercury's Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow along with accompanying B-Sides Midnight Calling, Remain The Same, Mark One, Fooling Nobody and an unreleased song called Tonight Is The Last Time. Although some songs like Hypnotik, Music Matters, Midnight Calling and Tonight Is The Last Tim showed promise it was agreed that they lacked Hayworth's spark and work halted until Hayworth returned. On Hayworth's return the penned Crime Of Passion, State Of Play, Paris By Night, It Could Never Happen and Now You Know which remains unreleased amongst others.
All tracks were written by Dan Ward, Becca Hayworth, Alex Hughes and Karl Johnson.
- "Secret Garden" – 3:46
- "Paris By Night" –3:28
- "Truth Tells Lies" – 4:02
- "State Of Play" – 3:35
- "Giving In" - 3:41
- "Crime Of Passion" – 4:26
- "Love Knows No Limits" – 3:38
- "Sun In Your Eyes" – 3:27
- "Revenge" – 4:21
- "It Could Never Happen" – 3:48
-- Bonus Tracks --
- "Everything Goes Dark" - 3:11
- "Love Hurts" - 3:26
- "Underneath The Heart" - 4:02
- "Spiral" - 4:45
- State Of Play (State Of Play/Everything Goes Dark [USA, Canada & Europe ONLY])
- Crime Of Passion
- It Could Never Happen
- Sun In Your Eyes/Don't Ask Me
- Paris By Night
- Love Knows No Limits
The following are songs which were written and recorded for inclusion on Lovers And Other Strangers but failed to make it onto the album or onto singles as b-sides for varying reasons.
- Tonight Is The Last Time
- Now You Know
- For Your Eyes Only
- It Could Never Happen [Original Demo]
- Safe From Harm [Original Demo]
- It Ain't Me
- Dangerous Love
- I Would If I Were You
- Nothing You Can Do
- I've Been Here Before
- It Could Never Happen (Demo 2)
- It Could Never Happen (Demo 3)
- What Do You Want From Me?
- Talking To Myself
- Holding My Breath
- How Does It Feel?
- Tibetan Dawn
- Mouth To Mouth (Original Demo)
- My Peace
- Soldier On
- Rough Justice