The Moments I'm Missing

Album: The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • The lead single from Nina Nesbitt's sophomore album, the track was first teased in late 2016 when the Scottish singer uploaded a clip of the song to Twitter.
  • The song was both written and produced by Nesbitt herself. She explained to Billboard magazine:

    "It just kind of wrote itself one evening! I write by myself all the time, when I'm not in sessions and I've been teaching myself production for years but this was the first track that I felt was release ready, production wise. I discovered this huge sample database that day, which really inspired this song - not judging the samples by what genre they were, and just sampling sounds that I actually liked and thought were cool. Then I wrote the top line over the instrumental I'd put together."
  • Nina Nesbitt's debut album peaked at #11 in the UK and spawned two top 40 singles. This song's lyrics detail the singer's rise to fame and her feelings of not being able to take it all in at the time. She said: "Now I've had a lot of time to look back and see what was amazing and what was s--t. It's not about missing as in longing; it's about the moments I'm missing from my brain. It's about recollecting."
  • The song features LA R&B singer Goodey Grace. Nesbitt explained: "I felt like the by the bridge I needed something different, so I hit up my friend Goody Grace to put his story on that bit. I love the collaborative process, but I'd been writing with other people every day for months, so it was nice to have some alone time. I could never have written those lyrics in front of someone else."
  • The song was inspired by living in this fast-paced modern world when it's difficult to take everything in. Nesbitt explained to Billboard: "I had quite a rollercoaster journey from 17 years old until now, and after having time off to reflect on it all, I felt like I hadn't even processed half the stuff that had happened in that time. This song is talking about the moments that are missing from my brain, that I'm recollecting and processing, rather than longing for.

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