The Day (song)

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"The Day"
Single by Moby
from the album Destroyed
Released May 9, 2011 (Official)
Format CD single, CD maxi, Digital Download
Recorded 2009-2011
Length 4:31
Label Little Idiot/Mute Records
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Be the One"
"The Day"
"Lie Down in Darkness"

"The Day" is the first single from electronica singer Moby's tenth studio album Destroyed released in 2011. The track is a return to a more electronic sound than his last album Wait For Me.[citation needed] This song and "Bleu Noir" by Mylène Farmer both use a similar backing track (the latter song was also produced by Moby).


Moby talked about the track on his website blog, saying "‘The Day’ was written in a hotel room in Spain at dawn when I hadn’t slept. It was a beautiful hotel room, a beautiful perfect hotel room and it was six or seven in the morning. I wrote it on an acoustic guitar and recorded it on my phone, brought it home and re-recorded it with old broken down electronics that I have in my studio"

The song has been released on April 2 on iTunes, and a promo CD was available from April 4. The official release was May 9, along with remixes.

Music video[edit]

On April 21, he released the song's video, directed by Evan Bernard. The video stars Heather Graham as a beautiful angel who slays demons in a hospital. The video is intercut with patients lying in bed, as well as Moby singing the song as other people lie on the ceiling.[1]

Film soundtracks[edit]

The song appears in the 2013 film, Trance.

Track listing[edit]

Promo CD

  1. The Day - Album Version
  2. The Day - Radio Edit
  3. The Day - Gessaffelstein Remix
  4. The Day - Lifelike Remix
  5. The Day - Funkerman Remix
  6. The Day - Basto! Remix
  7. The Day - Uhlenhorst Remix

Recordstore exclusive bonus CD to Destroyed

  1. The Day (Lifelike Extended)
  2. The Day (Gesaffelstein Mix)
  3. The Day (Eddie Thoneick Mix)
  4. The Day (Funkerman Mix)
  5. The Day (Basto!)
  6. The Day (Uhlenhorst Remix)
  7. The Day (Yeasayer Remix)
  8. The Day (Kraak & Smaak Extended)
  9. The Day (J.Viewz Mix)


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