A punky, guitar-driven anthem about the search for human connection.

The song was released in 1994 as the second single from Elastica’s self-titled debut album. The song was a commercial success, reaching number 17 on the UK Singles Chart and number 53 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song’s lyrics are about the feeling of being disconnected from society. The singer sings about how she feels like she doesn’t belong anywhere and how she’s always searching for a connection.

The song’s music is a mix of punk rock and post-punk. The guitars are loud and distorted, and the drums are fast and aggressive. The singer’s vocals are also aggressive, and she sings with a lot of passion.

“Connection” is a powerful and moving song about the feeling of being lost and alone. It’s a song that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like they don’t belong.

Fun Fact

  • The song was written by Wire’s Colin Newman and Graham Lewis.
  • Elastica’s version of the song was produced by Stephen Street.
  • The song’s music video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund.
  • The song was featured in the 1996 film “Trainspotting.”
  • The song has been covered by a number of other artists, including Garbage, The Ataris, and The Used.

About the Band

Elastica is an English alternative rock band formed in London in 1992. The band consisted of Justine Frischmann on vocals and guitar, Donna Matthews on guitar, Annie Holland on bass, and Justin Welch on drums.

Their self-titled debut album, released in 1995, was critically acclaimed and received commercial success with hits such as “Connection” and “Stutter”. Elastica was noted for their catchy and edgy sound, influenced by post-punk and new wave, and for their stylish and androgynous image. Despite their success, the band experienced internal conflicts and legal issues, leading to their breakup in 2001.

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