|song by Duran Duran|
|Released||21 December 2010 (download)|
21/22 March 2011 (CD version)
|Label||Tape Modern, S-Curve Records|
|Writer(s)||Duran Duran, Dominic Brown|
About the songEdit
The song is about Google surveillance and Orwell's 1984, that focuses on the loss of privacy and anxiety of our times.
Co-produced by Mark Ronson, part of the track premiered on his East Village Radio show broadcast on 5 November 2010.
I like the anxiety and paranoia in it; how it comments on the way that society now is all about this constant surveillance. And that spy-movie guitar is pure Bond.
It started off as this sort of Eastern European spy story, but we widened that into CCTV, and this sense of constantly being watched. But it still has that atmosphere of being stalked.
Simon showed up with a lyric about surveillance and the lack of personal privacy in London today, a subject about which he can be quite passionate.
Directed by Aleksey Khruslov, the music video was chosen via the Genero TV Contest. Credits includes DP by Andrey Virin, with Nikolay Romankov, Anton Lanshakov, Aleksandr Ovchinnikov and Nina Urmanova.
Duran Duran are:
To the voyeur, seated in a darkened room Do you thrill when the green light starts pulsing? Paranoia, the only valid point of view If you know what I’m saying I’m not alone, being followed Someone always watching what we do Never alone, but I’m in the shadows I dream things I don’t want you to know Something shifting between the sirens and the glow of red lights and the blue slowly turning the fog is lifting A silhouette begins the show then the moment is stolen I’m not alone, being followed Someone always watching what we do Never alone, I’m in the shadows I dream things I don’t want you to know In this chamber lit by scandal You’re the bullet in the barrel You’re the last thing as I’m falling Bloody roaring still I’m calling out I’m calling out I’m not alone, being followed Never alone, I’m being followed I’m not alone, being followed Never alone, I’m being followed