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. The cover image is a photograph of Ball's Pyramid.

"Matilda"
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Single by alt-J
from the album An Awesome Wave
B-side"Fitzpleasure"
Released10 January 2012
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 (OCC)[8] 83
UK Indie (OCC)[9] 7

CertificationsEdit

Certifications for Matilda
Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Silver 200,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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. ^ "Alt-J – Matilda" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  7. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "British single certifications – Alt-J – Matilda". British Phonographic Industry.