UNKLE – Rabbit in Your Headlights (1998)

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“Rabbit in Your Headlights” is a song by British electronic duo UNKLE. It was released as the lead single from their debut album Psyence Fiction (1998). The song features vocals from British musician and Radiohead member Thom Yorke. The song was written by Yorke and UNKLE member Josh Davis and produced by UNKLE, the track heavily utilizes samples from other songs. The track takes its title from a quote from the 1990 thriller film Jacob’s Ladder; dialogue from the film is also one of many samples on the song. Musically, “Rabbit in Your Headlights” combines Yorke’s moody vocals and an instrumental containing a variety of samples from sources ranging from Dutch band Supersister to the 1997 film Contact. While the single was not a commercial success, the song was positively received by critics. The song’s accompanying music video, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring actor Denis Lavant, was widely acclaimed for its direction and cinematography, and won numerous awards.


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