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Amethyst (Phase song)

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"Amethyst"
File:Amethyst single by Phase (band).jpg
Single by Phase
from the album the Wait
ReleasedAugust 2013 (2013-08)
Recorded2013
GenrePost-punk, electronic rock
Length5:52
LabelInsight Out
Songwriter(s)Thanos Grigoriou
Producer(s)Damianos Harharidis, Phase
Phase singles chronology
"Perdition"
(2009)
"Amethyst"
(2013)
"Point of You"
(2014)
"Perdition"
(2009)
"Amethyst"
(2014)
"Point of You"
(2014)
Music video
"Amethyst" on YouTube

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"Amethyst" is a song by the post punk band Phase. It was released as a single on August 1, 2013 forerunning their 2014 album the Wait[1] where it featured under a different mix.

Title[edit]

Amethyst means sober but it's literal sense of the adjective describes someone that can't be intoxicated; from the Greek αμέθυστος (amethystos). The word's conception stems from a Greek myth in which the god of ebriety and excess, Dionysus, wanted to ravish a young virgin and goddess Artemis in an attempt to save the innocent girl crystallized her, while the wine drops from Dionysus' cup mixed with his tears, gave the crystal its purple-ish colour.[2]

Reception[edit]

Amethyst has gathered rave reviews from press and it established Phase in the area that they decided to relocate to.[3]

The song was hyping the first week it was released on last.fm charts Greece a short after they switched their home base to UK.[4][5]

Artwork[edit]

The cover for Amethyst was designed by the Iranian artist Afsoon Shahriari responsible also for the song's lyric video, the upload of which coincided with the song's release.

It features a skeleton key decorated with an amethyst crystal, found on a shore's tidemark.

Track listing[edit]

Amethyst

References[edit]

  1. "Phase – 'Amethyst'". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. Abel, Ernest. Intoxication in Mythology: A Worldwide Dictionary of Gods, Rites, Intoxicants and Places. McFarland & Company Inc. p. 16. ISBN 9780786424771. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Amethyst on Do You See Ants Too
  4. "last.fm Charts", last.fm, retrieved 27 May 2015
  5. Phase – Amethyst, retrieved 2017-02-07

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