Matilda (alt-J song)

"Matilda" is a song by British rock band alt-J from their debut studio album An Awesome Wave, released on 10 January 2012 as a digital download. It was released as a split single with "Fitzpleasure" on 24 February as a digital download and on 10" triangle shaped vinyl. It was written by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Gwilym Sainsbury and Thom Green and produced by Charlie Andrew. The song relates to the movie Léon, specifically the relationship between the main character (a hitman) and a young girl called Mathilda.[1] The band would later release the song "Leon", a tribute to the main character of the film.

"Matilda"
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Single by alt-J
from the album An Awesome Wave
B-side"Fitzpleasure"
Released10 January 2012
FormatDigital download, 7" vinyl, 10" vinyl
Recorded2009
Genre
Length3:48
LabelInfectious
Songwriter(s)Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Gwilym Sainsbury and Thom Green
Producer(s)Charlie Andrew
Alt-J singles chronology
"Bloodflood"
(2011)
"Matilda"
(2012)
"Breezeblocks"
(2012)

Track listingEdit

Digital download[2]

  1. "Matilda" – 3:48

10" single[3]

  1. "Matilda" – 3:48
  2. "Fitzpleasure" – 3:39

7" single[4]

  1. "Matilda" – 3:48
  2. "Matilda" (Johnson Somerset Radio Mix)

Digital iTunes EP[5]

  1. "Matilda" – 3:48
  2. "Fitzpleasure" – 3:39
  3. "Matilda" (Remix) – 3:49
  4. "Fitzpleasure" (bretonLABS Ghost Remix) – 4:23

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012–13) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 59
France (SNEP)[7] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 83
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[9] 7

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 10 January 2012 Digital Single Infectious
24 February 2012 Digital EP, 10" vinyl
10 December 2012 7" vinyl

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alt-J (∆) interview - Joe Newman (part 1)". Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Matilda - Single by alt-J". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  3. ^ "alt-J - Matilda / Fitzpleasure (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  4. ^ "alt-J - Matilda". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Matilda / Fitzpleasure - EP by alt-J". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alt-J – Matilda" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Alt-J – Matilda" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 January 2018.