Enemy

Album: The Spirit Indestructible (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Furtado singing about the artist's self-indulgent habit of self-sabotage. She explained to Artist Direct: "'Enemy' is very much about self-destruction. I almost detailed the process of self-destructing as an artist or tearing yourself apart in order to put yourself back together again, but it's near the end of the record and I don't really feel that way anymore. Much of the process, I didn't feel that way, but I thought it was important to go a little bit backwards."
  • The cut was produced and arranged by Salaam Remi, who has also worked with Amy Winehouse, Nas and Jazmine Sullivan. Furtado told Artist Direct: "That was one of the first tracks I wrote with Salaam Remi. It's interesting, and I decided to put it on the album because I really believe in dark and light going together. You always have to honor the dark side to somewhat. I put the song there because it was one of the first songs for the album. Salaam ended up doing three or four tracks total, and they're some of my favorites."

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