"She Called Up
" is the second single released from Crowded House
's fifth studio album Time on Earth
, released on 17 September
"She Called Up" was written by Crowded House leader and main songwriter Neil Finn
and was intended as a solo effort, but as his third album was converted into the new album for his band Crowded House, the song was released as a Crowded House offering. "She Called Up" is one of only four from the fourteen tracks from Time on Earth
that includes the full lineup of Finn, bassist Nick Seymour
, guitarist/keyboardist Mark Hart
and newcomer drummer Matt Sherrod
as Crowded House. Observations have been made that the song resembles Finn's songwriting of the Split Enz
The music video, directed by English director Robert Hales
(known for his work on the music video for the songs "Crazy
" by Gnarls Barkley
and "Look What You've Done
" by Jet
), is set in a small theatre where a class of children stand up on the stage on tiered platforms singing the song. The camera periodically zooms in and out of selected children who are shown playing instruments and singing along to the song.
UK and Australian CD Single release.
- "She Called Up"
- "So Dramatic"
- "People Are Like Suns" (Piano version)
- "She Called Up" (video)