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"Love in Black and White" is a song by Mars Argo, included on later editions of the Linden Place EP. It was released as a single on June 7, 2011.[1]  

Background

The song was initially written and recorded some time in 2010 by Mars Argo and Titanic Sinclair, intended as part of their scrapped EP, Spider in My Bathtub and possibly early versions of Linden Place. The song was re-recorded in mid-2011 with tweaked lyrics and new production by Johnny K, and part of the process for re-recording the song was featured in the unreleased video "Clips".

The final version of the song was merged into Linden Place as a bonus track in late 2011, and eventually, a replacement for "Formal Girl" and "A-Okay". The original version of the song was leaked to YouTube by a fan on September 5, 2017.

Lyrics

Final version

My life is very plain
I feel my figure changing
Watch the nights crawl by me

Love in black and white
Is making me so lonely
And only I can help myself now

I like feeling electric
I like feeling you stare
I feel you turning me on now
I'll never let you go

I fell into a phase
That I'm not fairly fond of
When I first met my permanent frown

The world is not out to get me
And I can clearly see
What this place has done to me

I like feeling electric
I like feeling you stare
I feel you turning me on now
I'll never let you go

Your misery is company
That I don't want to know
Take me where I want to go
I want to go, oh oh oh

I'll never let you go
I'll never let you go

I like feeling electric
I like feeling you stare
I feel you turning me on now

I like feeling electric
I like feeling you stare
I feel you turning me on now
I'll never let you go

I'll never let you
I'll never let you
I'll never let you go


Demo version

My life is very plain
I feel my figure changing
Watch the nights crawl by me

Love in black and white
Is making me so lonely
And only I can help myself now

I like feeling electric
I like feeling you stare
I feel you turning me on now
I'll never let you go

I fell into a phase
That I'm not fairly fond of
When I first met my permanent frown

The world is not out to get me
And I can clearly see
What this place has done to me

I like feeling electric
I like feeling you stare
I feel you turning me on now
I'll never let you go

I'll never let you go

I like feeling electric
I like feeling you stare
I feel you turning me on now
I'll never let you go


Music video

The official music video for the song was released on June 6, 2011.[2] It was directed by Tony Katai and Matthew Franklin, and depicts all of the band's at-the-time members playing the song together in the living room of an unknown house. Mars states in "Whats Your Name (Part 2)" that she intended to wear a dress for the video, but settled on a striped jumper instead.

Tony's girlfriend Wesley has a cameo appearance near the beginning of the video, and similarly appears in the background of certain shots of Computer Show episode "What Do You Love?", as well as appearing in behind the scenes footage of both videos in "Clips".

Behind the scenes photos

References

  1. "Mars Argo". Bandcamp. June 7, 2011. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  2. "Mars Argo - Love in Black and White (Official)". YouTube. June 6, 2011. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2018.