I Will Possess Your Heart

"I Will Possess Your Heart" is the first single from Death Cab for Cutie's sixth studio album, Narrow Stairs. It was released on March 18, 2008 and began radio play on March 24, 2008. The single was released commercially in the UK on May 5, 2008.

90.3 KEXP of Seattle, Washington was the first station in the U.S. to play the song, at approximately 11:45 A.M. on March 18, 2008., a few hours before the official premiere of the single on WBRU of Providence, Rhode Island at 1:34PM. WBRU First To Play New Death Cab For Cutie Single. .

Music video

The music video for "I Will Possess Your Heart" was released on MTV.com on April 11, 2008 at noon. Directed by Aaron Stewart-Ahn and Shawn Kim, it features the band playing in an industrial freezer room. The video also follows a young woman who is traveling alone to various places around the world. Two versions of the video were released, a full length version running 08:31 which features the album version of the song, and an edited 04:22 version which features the radio edit.

The video was shot in London; Paris; Frankfurt; Carthage and Tunis, Tunisia; Bangkok, Thailand; Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia; Tokyo and Hokkaido, Japan; and New York City.

The video won the 2008 MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, and was also nominated for Best Cinematography.

Track listing

US promo CD:

  1. "I Will Possess Your Heart" (7" Edit)
  2. "I Will Possess Your Heart" (10" Edit)
  3. "I Will Possess Your Heart" (Album Version)

US 7" vinyl:

  1. "I Will Possess Your Heart" (7" Version)
  2. "I Will Possess Your Heart" (10" Version)


  1. "I Will Possess Your Heart"
  2. "No Sunlight (Demo)"

UK 7" vinyl (ATO310):

  1. "I Will Possess Your Heart"
  2. "The Ice Is Getting Thinner (Demo)"


Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 61
Canadian Hot 100 60

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