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Unreleased
Unreleased song by WHY? ft. Lorde
Released Leaked September, 2017
Recorded 2014
Producers Jonathan Wolf
From Unreleased
Unreleased Chronology
"Lost Boys" "Sway" "Precious Metals"

"Sway" is an unreleased song by WHY? featuring Lorde. It was leaked in September of 2017.

Background

In October 2013, Lorde tweeted out: "i quoted @YoniWolf in still sane and completely forgot to ask him oops", to which he replied with "@lordemusic Let's rectify the situation with some touring/collaboration!!". Yoni thereafter "hit her up" on Tumblr, eventually and recorded a song with her.[1]

Four years later, in 2017, a song titled "Sway" was leaked which featured vocals by Lorde. According to an unknown source, the song will never be released as Lorde's label found WHY?'s music "weird". This hasn't been confirmed, of course, though it is unlikely this song will ever be released officially.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Desert, middle of winter
My feet, I know America
My cheek, feels the window
My eyes eat up a handful

Getting in and then leaving
Just as it starts to happen
Sometimes, I feel the distance
But then I remember being kids and

[Chorus]
Swaying in the light of the disco ball
Shut my eyes, I'm still
Swaying in the light of the disco ball

[Verse 2]
Oak Park, it’s all melting
My friend shows me everything
We run around inside our high school
The hoop in my stomach gets dunked
Over and over, I think of my boys
They're in class tearing up another continent

Right now I feel them missing
But then I remember being held and

[Chorus]
Swaying in the light of the disco ball
Swaying in the light of the disco ball
(Time to go)
Back there now, I'm
Swaying in the light of the disco ball
Shut my eyes, I'm still swaying in the light of the disco ball
(Time to go)
Swaying in the light of the disco ball
Back there now, I'm
Swaying in the light of the disco ball

[Outro]
Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Thought I'd be forever in the light that way
Thought I would be swaying now

Thought I’d be forever in the light that way

References

  1. Unreleased Lorde & WHY? Collaboration “Sway” Surfaces - Stereogum