Through the Night (album)

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Through The Night
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Studio album by Ren Harvieu
Released 14 May 2012 (2012-05-14)
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre Pop rock, soul, indie pop
Label Island Records
Producer Paul Harrison, Jimmy Hogarth
Ren Harvieu chronology
Open Your Arms EPThrough The Night
Singles from Through The Night
  1. "Through The Night"
    Released: 2 December 2011
  2. "Open Your Arms"
    Released: 21 March 2012
  3. "Tonight"
    Released: 16 July 2012
  4. "Do Right By Me"
    Released: 1 October 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic (63/100) [1]
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Through the Night is the debut album from Ren Harvieu released on May 14, 2012 on Island Records. [2]

Ren Harvieu English singer

Lauren Maria "Ren" Harvieu is an English singer and songwriter from Broughton, Salford, Greater Manchester.

Island Records is a British record label owned by Universal Music Group. It was founded in 1959 by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall, and Leslie Kong in Jamaica, and was eventually sold to PolyGram in 1989. Island and A&M Records, another label recently acquired by PolyGram, were both at the time the largest independent record labels in history, with Island in particular having exerted a major influence on the progressive music scene in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s.



The release of the album was postponed after the accident which happened on May 31, 2011. Ren Harvieu was with friends in an East London field, watching them performing acrobatic leaps over a hedge when she was knocked to the ground and broke her back. "I heard it snap. I couldn't feel my feet. I wasn't on drugs or even drunk. I thought I was gonna die," the singer recalled. After a 14-hour operation Harvieu spent months recovering at the Stanmore's Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, not knowing whether she’ll be able to walk again. [7]


Through the Night received generally positive reviews from music critics upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 63, based on 7 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews." [1]

Music criticism

The Oxford Companion to Music defines music criticism as 'the intellectual activity of formulating judgements on the value and degree of excellence of individual works of music, or whole groups or genres'. In this sense, it is a branch of musical aesthetics. With the concurrent expansion of interest in music and information media over the past century, the term has come to acquire the conventional meaning of journalistic reporting on musical performances.

Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: films, TV shows, music albums, video games, and formerly, books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged. Metacritic was created by Jason Dietz, Marc Doyle, and Julie Doyle Roberts in 1999. The site provides an excerpt from each review and hyperlinks to its source. A color of green, yellow or red summarizes the critics' recommendations. It has been described as the video game industry's "premier" review aggregator.

Standard score

In statistics, the standard score is the signed fractional number of standard deviations by which the value of an observation or data point is above the mean value of what is being observed or measured. Observed values above the mean have positive standard scores, while values below the mean have negative standard scores.

Track listing

1."Open Up Your Arms" Dave McCabe 3:47
2."Tonight" Howie Payne 4:13
3."Do Right By Me" Howie Payne 3:58
4."Walking in the Rain" Howie Payne 3:44
5."Through the Night" Ren Harvieu, Jimmy Hogarth, Ed Harcourt, Christopher O'Neill 3:43
6."Forever in Blue" Howie Payne 3:58
7."Twist the Knife" Ren Harvieu, Jimmy Hogarth, Christopher O'Neill, Paul Harrison 3:56
8."Dancing on Her Own" Ren Harvieu, Jimmy Hogarth, Kevin Cormack 3:17
9."Holding On" Howie Payne 3:07
10."Summer Romance" Logan Baren, Justin Baren, Andrew Langer 4:00
11."Love Is a Melody" Ed Harcourt, Jimmy Hogarth 4:27
Total length:42:20


Chart (2012)Peak
Scottish Albums Chart8
UK Albums Chart5
UK Digital Albums13

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