Sobre a nova música e vídeo Smith conta que:
I wrote the words to Hallelujah (So Low) when I got back from a trip with Oxfam, visiting refugee camps in Northern Greece. It was obviously an incredibly moving trip, seeing people living in dust, surviving only on the help of others was very moving.
Musically the track hung on the relationship between the acoustic guitar and the drum machine, that was part of the track from my demo, it had something special very early on…then when Justin came up with his outrageous guitar riff we knew we had a winner. It’s the most “rock” we’ve ever been and it’s exhilarating. I think the video attempts to capture this intensity, both in the track and in us as a live band.
Politica e socialmente precisa, “Hallelujah (So Low)” mexe-se pelos terrenos habitualmente habitados pelos Depeche Mode ao mesmo tempo que insere detalhes sonoros de vocalizações tradicionais do médio oriente e mantém a banda de Tom Smith fiel a um percurso desenhado a post-cinzas, electrónicas e ao rock que é a pedra basilar de Violence.
O novo single tinha já marcado presença em alinhamentos de concertos dos Editors. Podem ver em baixo a versão ao vivo de “Hallelujah (So Low)” no Lollapalooza em Paris no ano passado.