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Released: 25th April 2005.

Athlete - Half LightAthlete's second single of the year, "Half Light", is one of the few highlights from the No. 1 album "Tourist". Just like the previous single "Wires", it is a touching and very uplifting track. With its bizarre lyrics such as the opening line "The sun got stuck as it's making its way back down", and great vocals from frontman Joel Pott (not forgetting brilliant electronic effects from Tim the keyboardist), this song is a must for all Athlete fans. A Top 20 chart position seems possible, though it won't beat the powerful and dramatic "Wires".

* * * * (Dave Kirkham)



Athlete are surprisingly upbeat with another gem of a single from "Tourist". "Half Light" revels in its simplicity, which makes for a very lasting and memorable chorus. Joel Potts' unique vocals are as solid as always, although this isn't quite as sublime as their last single "Wires".

* * * * (Paul Matthews)

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