Exit (Darin album)

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Exit
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Studio album by
Released30 January 2013
Recorded2011–2012
Genre Pop
Label Universal Music
Producer Tony Nilsson, Darin Zanyar, DEEKAY, Jim Beanz, The Jackie Boyz, Victoria Horn, RedOne, Sacha Skarbek
Darin chronology
Lovekiller
(2010)
Exit
(2013)
Fjärilar i magen
(2015)
Singles from Exit
  1. "Nobody Knows"
    Released: 10 February 2012
  2. "Playing With Fire"
    Released: 18 January 2013
  3. "Check You Out"
    Released: 2 May 2013

Exit is the sixth studio album by Swedish singer/songwriter Darin Zanyar. The album was released on 30 January 2013 and debuted at number one on the Swedish album Chart. Exit was certified Gold in its second week of release. [1] The album includes the platinum-selling hit "Nobody Knows".

Contents

Background

On 10 February 2012 Darin released the album's first single "Nobody Knows". The project was to release two EPs containing 4-5 tracks each, the first one in April and the second one in August. The release date for the first EP was initially 4 April 2012. However, due to unknown reasons, it was pushed back to 14 April. In the meanwhile, Darin made some public appearances, performing his latest single and two more new songs, "All Gone" and "Right To This Point". The album release was one more time delayed and eventually, on 11 June, Darin's team announced on his Facebook page that he would no longer release two EPs and that a new album was set to be released in early 2013. Darin stated several times that the reason why he trashed the whole project was that he was not satisfied with the sound. According to him, the songs on the first EP were very good but he "couldn't let go something that was not 110 percent good."

In October, Darin went on a songwriting tour to USA, where he worked with worldwide famous producers as Jim Beanz, The Jackie Boyz, Victoria Horn and the RedOne Team. They wrote 25 songs, but only 10 of them made it to the final track list. On 16 November, during an interview for the Swedish NRJ Radio channel, Darin stated that the album would be released at the end of January 2013 and it is a mixture of pop, R&B and club music. The following month, he also revealed the album title in an interview, Exit. On 21 December 2012, Darin announced on his Facebook page that the album is out on 30 January 2013 and posted the album artwork and track listing. The album was released in a Limited Edition, including all six of Darin's songs from the Swedish TV-show Så mycket bättre , which he participated in from October to December 2012. [2]

Singles

  1. "Nobody Knows" was released digitally on 10 February 2012 as the lead single from the album. It reached number one on iTunes the same day and was subsequently certified platinum on 28 November 2012. [3]
  2. "Playing With Fire" was announced as second single from the album as Darin posted its cover art on Twitter and Facebook as a profile picture. It was released on 18 January 2013 in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The single debuted and peaked at number 28 on the Swedish singles chart. [4]
  3. "Check You Out" was announced as the third single from the album on April, during a radio interview. On 22 April 2013, Darin posted on the single's cover art on his Instagram account which was released along with a remix of the song by John De Sohn on 2 May.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Playing with Fire" Darin Zanyar, J Nick, Jim Beanz Jim Beanz 3:25
2."Before I Pass Out" (featuring Lil Jon)Darin Zanyar, J Nick, Jim Beanz, Lil JonJim Beanz3:34
3."Surrender"Darin Zanyar, Baptiste, Sacha Skarbek, CosiSacha Skarbek, Lorenzo Cosi3:23
4."What It's Like"Darin Zanyar, Jim BeanzJim Beanz, Justin Hind4:29
5."F Your Love"Darin Zanyar, J Nick, Jim BeanzJim Beanz3:59
6."Check You Out"Zanyar, David Gamson, AngelDavid Gamson3:21
7."Give Me Tonight"Zanyar, Lars Halvor Jensen, McEwan DEEKAY, Data3:33
8."Same Old Song"Darin Zanyar, Jim BeanzJim Beanz4:11
9."That Love"Darin Zanyar, Battey, Luke Madden, Victoria Horn Luke Madden, Niklas Bergwall3:17
10."Nobody Knows"Zanyar, Tony Nilsson, Niklas Rune, Bilal Hajji Tony Nilsson3:36
Tolkningarna (Limited edition bonus CD)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."En Apa Som Liknar Dig"Olle Ljungström, Heinz LiljedahlNiklas Bergwall3:45
2."I Can't Get You Off My Mind"Linda Carlsson, Sonny GustavssonStefan Olsson3:12
3."Stockholm" Pugh Rogefeldt Bergwall2:43
4."Seven Days A Week" The Sounds Ohlsson, Carl Wikström Ask, Bergwall3:37
5."Astrologen" Magnus Uggla Ohlsson, Carl Wikström Ask, Bergwall3:11
6."Magdalena (Livet Före Döden)"Kristian AnttilaOlsson3:32

Release history

CountryDateLabelFormatCatalogue
Sweden30 January 2013 Universal Music Sweden CD, Digital Download 060253728170
Norway
Finland22 February 2013 Warner Music Finland

Charts and certifications

The album debuted at number one on the Swedish Album Chart and was certified Gold in its second week of charting.

ChartCountryProvider(s)Peak
position
CertificationSales/shipments
Swedish Albums ChartSweden IFPI 1 [5] Gold [1] 20,000

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