|Drinking from the Sun|
|Studio album by|
|Released||9 March 2012|
|Genre||Australian hip hop|
|Label||Golden Era Records|
|Producer||Jaytee, K21, One Above, Pokerbeats, Suffa, Trials|
|Hilltop Hoods chronology|
|Singles from Drinking From the Sun|
Drinking from the Sun is the sixth studio album by Australian hip hop group the Hilltop Hoods. The album was released on 9 March 2012. The album's first single, "I Love It", was released on 25 November 2011, and features vocals from fellow South Australian and Adelaide-born singer-songwriter Sia Furler. The album debuted at number one on the Australian Albums Chart reaching gold status on its first day, making it Hilltop Hood's third consecutive chart-topping album. The album is certified double platinum in Australia.
|"||I wouldn't say it sticks out but it's a bit different to the rest of the record. The rest of the record is a bit darker. We're still finishing it... I've got no perspective on it... It could sound like anything. It could sound like a Wiggles and Metallica collaboration for all I know at this stage.
On 24 January 2012, the band leaked the song "Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom" from the album.
On 6 February 2012, the track listing was confirmed on the band's Tumblr page.
On 17 April, the group released the second single Speaking in Tongues, along with its music video, which features animated graffiti effects.
On 10 July, the video premier for the new single Shredding the Balloon was shown on V Music and Channel V. The single itself was released on 20 July 2012.
On 20 September, the 4th single Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom was released. The video features the group, and many other Australian Hip-Hop artists. The Hoods stated that they wanted to do something different, yet unifying at the same time. The film clip illustrates how far Hip-Hop has come in Australia in the last 10-20 years from something unheard of to being a whole new popular genre.
The album is features the three-part "The Thirst" as the opening, tenth and final tracks, all featuring the same instrumental. Part 1 features a sole verse from MC Pressure about the groups return following 2009's multi-platinum State of the Art. Part 2 features samples of interviews with Pressure explaining the origins of the album title, whilst Part 3 features a verse from Suffa and contains a sample of a voice stating that the group 'were recording enough music for two albums. That was pre-meditated'.
|1.||"The Thirst (Part 1)"||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, W. Phoenix||One Above||1:41|
|2.||"Drinking From the Sun"||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, A. Schefrin, M. Zager||Suffa||3:09|
|3.||"I Love It" (featuring Sia)||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, S. Furler||One Above||3:46|
|4.||"Lights Out"||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis||Jaytee||3:43|
|5.||"Living in Bunkers" (featuring Lotek & Black Thought)||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, T. Trotter||Suffa||3:42|
|6.||"Speaking in Tongues" (featuring Chali 2na)||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, C. Stewart, C. Green||Suffa||4:03|
|7.||"Now You're Gone"||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, D. Rankine, S. Denny, K. Van Ordstrand||Trials||3:10|
|8.||"Good for Nothing"||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis||Pokerbeats||3:02|
|9.||"Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom"||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, S. Cropper, D. Dunn, A. Jackson Jr., B. Jones||Suffa||3:33|
|10.||"The Thirst (Part 2)"||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, W. Phoenix||One Above||1:05|
|11.||"The Underground" (featuring Classified & Solo)||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, L. Boyd, J. Hartford, N. Bryant-Smith||Suffa||4:08|
|12.||"Shredding the Balloon"||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, N. Lambert||Suffa||4:45|
|13.||"The Thirst (Part 3)"||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis, W. Phoenix||One Above||1:37|
|14.||"Good for Nothing" (K21 Remix)||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis||K21||3:09|
|JB Hi-Fi bonus track|
|15.||"Now You're Gone" (Suffa Remix)||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis||Suffa||3:03|
|iTunes bonus track|
|15.||"Drinking From the Sun" (K21 Remix)||M. Lambert, D. Smith, B. Francis||K21||3:09|