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Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices (1988)

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"Left to My Own Devices" is a song by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released as the second single from their third ...

"Left to My Own Devices" is a song by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released as the second single from their third studio album, Introspective (1988). It was also the first track of the album.

The single fared better than the album's lead single, "Domino Dancing", charting three positions higher on the UK Singles Chart, at number four. It became the first track that Pet Shop Boys recorded with an orchestra, arranged by Richard Niles. Since its release, it has become a staple of Pet Shop Boys live performances.

Music video

The music video, directed by longtime Pet Shop Boys director, Eric Watson, primarily consists of Tennant and Lowe dancing on an invisible glass floor, with the camera angle facing upwards. Tennant and Lowe are joined by several acrobats who are also seen from the same camera angle. At one point, balloons are also visible. MTV declined to show the video due to its dimly-lit nature.

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