Age of Loneliness

Infobox Single
Name = Age of Loneliness

Artist = Enigma
from Album = The Cross of Changes
Released = August 8, 1994
Format = Compact disc, 7", 12"
Recorded = ?
Genre = New Age
Length = 4:14
Label = Virgin / EMI
Producer = Michael Cretu
Reviews = |
Last single = "The Eyes of Truth"

This single = "Age of Loneliness"
Next single = "Out from the Deep"

"Age of Loneliness" is a 1994 single by the musical group, Enigma. The single was the second one to be released from "The Cross of Changes".

The song can be regarded as a remixed version of an earlier Enigma song, Carly's Song, where the song was originally more laid back and goes at a slower pace. The vocals in the song are whispered by Sandra Cretu and the lyrics actually refers to the main character from "Sliver", Carly Norris (played by Sharon Stone).

The haunting chant in this song is of Mongolian origin overall the song and has a tinge of Gregorian chanting in it. For the "Enigmatic Club Mix", the beat of the song was pushed up a notch and laced generously with beeps of morse code throughout the song. The morse code spells out "I love you". For the "Jam & Spoon Remix", the song starts off with a short and relaxing piano piece. Although included in the "Age of Loneliness" single, it is exactly the same one found in the Carly's Song single.

In the music video for the song, the scene is set in New York City and entirely filmed in sepia. People are seen floating through the air weightlessly but remain unseen by the surrounding people.


The background of the single cover is mostly white (or beige) and has a tarot card placed in the centre. The figure in the card might be seen as a wizard at first glance, but the person is actually a thin Santa Claus conjuring up toys. The number "7" which appears at the four corners of the card indicates that the song is the seventh track in "The Cross of Changes".

ingle track listing

# "Radio Edit" – 4:14
# "Clubby Radio Edit" – 3:31
# "Enigmatic Club Mix 128 bpm" – 6:23
# "Jam & Spoon Remix 93 bpm" – 6:28
# "Album Version" – 5:19

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