The album received mixed responses from critics: some praised the album's fusion of hard rock songs like "Damage Control" and softer, melodic tunes like "Heavensent"; others claimed "Present" stuck too closely to the musical formula laid out in Reflector. Commercially, Present did not perform as well as its predecessor, selling only 50,000 copies and achieving Gold certification. Nonetheless, Killing Heidi's second studio album has often been described as a firm favourite among fans.
Two singles were released from Present: "Heavensent" in December 2001 (charting at number twenty-eight) and "Outside of Me" in 2002 (peaked at number twelve). A third album track, "Ammyl (Say What You Wanna Say)", was released to radio in 2003 but was never sold as a commercial single.
Also noteworthy are the uses of instrumental interludes between tracks on Present, known as "Heidiludes". These tracks were short, featuring soft instruments and synths against Ella's distant backing vocals.
It was also released with a limited edition disc. The artowrk was the same except, the package was fold out cardboard.
LIMITED EDITION BONUS DVD
Released in 2001, Heavensent was the first single and although it was so anticipated ti failed to make an impact peaking at #28. Second single Outside Of Me was more popular and peaked at #12. Even though it peaked at 12 it didn't manage to stay in the chart longer than Heavensent which stayed for 7 weeks and Outside Of Me stayed for 6.
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