Enigma - The Gravity of Love
"Gravity of Love" released 1999 worldwide by Virgin Records.
The single was the first of two released from the album The Screen Behind the Mirror.
The song features guest vocals by Ruth-Ann Boyle of the British band Olive and has samples from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. The beat in the song originally came from Led Zeppelin's rendition of "When the Levee Breaks", which was also used in the song "Return to Innocence".
In the music video for the song, which is set in the 1930s, a masquerade ball is being held in a mansion, while passion starts to run high for some of the participants. The video was filmed on location in the Villa Wagner I (designed by the famous architect Otto Wagner) in Penzing, a district in Vienna, Austria. The director for the video is Thomas Job. The setting is reminiscent of the 1961 filmL'année dernière à Marienbad and some scenes from Stanley Kubrick's 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut.
Jens worked on the production / performance of this song, was responsible for the carmina burana sample editing and the basic drum programming. Jens was chopping up, reversing, editing, effecting the carmina burana samples which
Michael has cleared after long lasting discussions with the publisher in Germany.
He came down to the studio one day and heard the carmina burana snippet we used in the intro here and shouted 'that's it!!!' - that's how this song was born.
1. "Radio Edit" – 3:58
2. "Judgement Day Club Mix" – 6:12 (Remixed by Peter Ries and TAAW)
3. "Dark Vocal Club Mix" – 6:36 (Remixed by W. Filz for La Danza Production)