About Hurts

English synth-pop duo Hurts have released a string of studio albums since 2010, though their biggest success came as the featured artist on Calvin Harris and Alesso’s No. 1 hit “Under Control” in 2013.

• Singer Theo Hutchcraft and multi-instrumentalist Adam Anderson formed Hurts in 2009 after collaborating in other groups, including Bureau and Daggers.
• Hurts quickly found success with their debut album, 2010’s Happiness, which reached No. 4 in the UK—their highest charting release so far.
• “Stay,” a single from the album, appeared on the soundtrack to the 2011 German film Kokowääh, reached No. 3 on the German singles chart, and won Best Soundtrack for German Film at the MTV Germany Movie Awards.
• “Under Control”—a progressive house jam that charted around the world and reached No. 1 in the UK—credits Hurts alongside Calvin Harris and Swedish DJ Alesso. But it wasn’t really a Hurts effort. Hutchcraft cowrote and sang on the track—Anderson wasn’t involved.
• The duo’s second album, 2013’s Exile, became their second straight UK Top 10. Hurts’ subsequent albums have all reached the Top 30, with 2020’s Faith topping out at No. 21.

    Manchester, England

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