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sad day
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Song by FKA twigs
Released November 4, 2019
Recorded 2019
Album MAGDALENE
Genre Art pop, electronic, pop, R&B, and industrial music.
Length 4:16
Label Young Turks
Producer(s) Skrillex, Nicolas Jaar, benny blanco & FKA twigs
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"Sad Day" (stylised "sad day") is a song recorded by English singer FKA Twigs. Released on November 4, 2019 by Young Turks, it serves as the fourth and final

single from Twigs' second studio album, Magdalene. The song was written and produced by Twigs, Koreless, Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Nicolas Jaar, Skrillex and Noah Goldstein.

Composition[]

"Sad Day" is a slow art pop track with elements from electronic, pop, R&B, and industrial music. The lyrics of the song are about Twigs calling for her lover as he moves further away. Stacey Anderson of Pitchfork wrote that, on the song, "twigs’ eyes are open and her heart is tired." Rolling Stone's Jon Blistein wrote that the song "finds Twigs caught in the throes of unrequited love, deep passion and heartbreak." Musically, Twigs' vocals on the song are distorted, and the production was described as "shift[ing] between an atmospheric synthscape and industrial stomp," with digital effects that "suggest insistent rain, and a sly, scratchy bass drop [that] pierces the optimistic haze." Charlotte Krol of NME called it an "enciting," and "jittering, intimate track." In an interview with Beats 1, Twigs revealed that she considers the bridge on "Sad Day" to be the most emotional part of Magdalene for her.

Music video[]

Main article: Short Film

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FKA twigs - sad day

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FKA twigs - sad day (audio)

Critical reception[]

Pitchfork gave "Sad Day" "Best New Track" and they described Twigs's vocal as "her own defiance and anger, before she slips effortlessly back into airy entreaties".

Year-end lists[]

Year-end lists for "Sad Day"
Publication List Rank Ref.
Pitchfork The 100 Best Songs of 2019 67
Rolling Stone 50 Best Songs of 2019 31

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Every time you look outside your window
Everything is just the same as before
You are turning 'round and 'round
You see, it's a sad day for sure

[Pre-Chorus]
Taste the fruit of me
Make love to all you see

[Chorus]
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?

[Verse 2]
Take a chance on all the things you can't see
Make a wish on all that lives within thee
If you're foolishly in love with me
It's a fine day for sure

[Pre-Chorus]
Taste the fruit of me
Make love to all you see

[Chorus]
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?

[Bridge]
You're running
And I tried to make it work before
You're running
I made you sad before
I, then I
Have you ever made a wish before?
I see you running
I made you sad before

[Verse 3]
I can imagine a world when my arms are embraced around you
I lie naked and pure with intentions to cleanse you and take you
The city howls with a cry to seduce you and claim you
So it's time
And it's a sad day for sure

[Chorus]
Would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?
Ah, would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love?

[Outro]
You're running
And I try
I made you sad before
And you're running
Have you ever made a wish before?

Personnel[]

  • FKA Twigs – vocals
  • Koreless – synths, synth strings
  • Nicolas Jaar – synths, drums
  • Benny Blanco – synths, drums
  • Noah Goldstein – drums, engineering
  • Hudson Mohawke – drums
  • Skrillex – drums
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing

Charts[]

Chart (2019) Peak

position

US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard) 16
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