The Day (song)

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"The Day"
Single by Moby
from the album Destroyed
Released May 9, 2011
Format CD, digital
Recorded 2009–2011
Genre Electronica
Length 4:31
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Be the One"
"The Day"
"Lie Down in Darkness"

"The Day" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, from his tenth studio album Destroyed (2011). It was released as a single on May 9, 2011.


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".[1]

The track is a return to a more electronic sound than his last album Wait for Me.[citation needed] Moby says it was inspired by David Bowie and Brian Eno's production "circa Low and Heroes.[2]

This song and "Bleu Noir" by Mylène Farmer both use a similar backing track (the latter song was also produced by Moby).


The song was 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.[3][4] The video is intercut with patients lying in bed, as well as Moby singing the song as other people lie on the ceiling.[5]


The song appears in the 2013 film Trance.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Day" – 4:32


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