|Song by Rihanna|
|from the album Talk That Talk|
|Recorded||2011 at Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg (Paris) and Fasthalle Venue Dressing Room (Frankfurt)|
|Label||Def Jam |
|Songwriter(s)||Ester Dean |
|Producer||Alex da Kid |
"Farewell" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk (2011). The song was written by Ester Dean and Alexander Grant, with production helmed by Grant under his production name Alex da Kid. Instrumentation consists of a piano.
Upon the release of Talk That Talk, the song debuted at number 69 on the South Korea Gaon International Chart and number 155 on the UK Singles Chart.
Composition and lyrics
The song was written by Ester Dean and Alexander Grant, with production helmed by Grant under his production name Alex da Kid. "Farewell" contains lyrics that revolve around saying goodbye to a lover who is not able to be physically present in the relationship for long periods of time.
The song was composed in the key of G major and set in common time signature, and has a moderately slow tempo of 88 beats per minute. Rihanna's vocals span from the low note of G3 to the high note of D5.
Credits and personnel
- Recorded at Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, Room 538; Fasthalle Venue Dressing Room, Frankfurt, Germany.
- Songwriting – Ester Dean, Alexander Grant
- Production – Alex da Kid
- Vocal recording and production – Kuk Harrell, Marcos Tovar
- Assistant vocal recording – Jennifer Rosales
- Mixing – Manny Mannoquin
- Assistant mixing – Erik Madrid, Chris Galland
- Additional instrumentation (Bass, guitar and piano) – J. Browz
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Talk That Talk, Def Jam Recordings, SRP Records
Upon the release of Talk That Talk, "Farewell" charted in South Korea and the United Kingdom on the strength of digital download sales. The song debuted on the South Korea Gaon International Chart at number 69 on November 26, 2011, with sales of 6,547 digital downloads. It also debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 155 in the chart issue December 3, 2011.
|South Korea (Gaon Chart)||69|
|UK Singles Chart (OCC)||155|