The Info List - Hunting For Witches

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"HUNTING FOR WITCHES" is a song by English rock band Bloc Party
Bloc Party
. It was released as the third single from their second studio album , A Weekend in the City , on 9 July 2007. The song peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart .


* 1 Composition * 2 Music video
Music video

* 3 Track listing

* 3.1 7" vinyls * 3.2 CDs * 3.3 Download

* 4 Charts * 5 References * 6 External links


"Hunting for Witches" lyrics were influenced by the terrorist attacks on London's transportation system in July 2005, the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States
United States
, and the media's reaction to the attacks. It also touches upon the amount of control the media has over modern society. Frontman
Kele Okereke stated in an interview:

The 30 bus in Hackney, which is just around the corner from where I live, was blown up . written when I was just observing the reactions of the mainstream press in and I was just amazed at how easy it'd been to whip them up into a fury. ... I guess the point about the song for me is post-September 11th , the media has really traded on fear and the use of fear in controlling people.


The music video for the song was the most minimalist one from the album. It simply features the band performing the song in a dark room, using some unique overhead shots in some parts of the video. The video is credited as being directed by Alan Smithee .