“Lullaby” is a song by the English rock band The Cure. It was released on April 10 1989 as a lead single from their eighth studio album “Disintegration.” The song is known for its haunting and atmospheric sound and is considered one of The Cure’s signature tracks. “Lullaby” is characterized by its moody and dreamlike musical arrangement, featuring layers of synthesizers, atmospheric guitars, and the distinctive vocals of lead singer Robert Smith. The song’s production creates a sense of melancholy and unease.
“Lullaby” received critical acclaim for its unique and atmospheric sound. It became one of The Cure’s most iconic tracks and is often associated with the band’s exploration of introspective and emotional themes in their music. The single became The Cure’s highest-charting single in their home country, reaching #5 on the UK Singles Chart. It additionally reached the top 10 hit in several other countries, incl. #3 in Germany.
The song’s lyrics convey surreal and unsettling themes, with the narrator experiencing disturbing dreams involving a sinister figure. The dark and dreamlike quality of the song adds to its eerie atmosphere.
The music video, directed by Tim Pope, won the British Video of the Year at the 1990 Brit Awards.
Overall, “Lullaby” remains a standout in The Cure’s discography and is celebrated as a classic of alternative rock from the late 1980s.