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It initially did not achieve much success until it was remixed by Todd Terry and re-released in , resulting in worldwide success, peaking at or near the top of the charts in many countries. The release of the remixed version of "Missing" gave an indication of the band's future experimentation with more electronic dance music on subsequent albums. Musically the song takes in multiple genres. The original version from the album is a more low-tempo influenced song, while the popular Todd Terry remix version is a more up-tempo dance-pop song. Lyrically the song talks about one person missing the other because they have moved away. Prior to "Missing", Everything but the Girl was most known as an indie band; as with many UK bands of the era, their music had folk and jazz leanings. The duo gave the track to house music producer Todd Terry to remix for nightclubs.
Born in Ibadan , Nigeria, but brought up in Essex , England, Sade gained modest recognition as a fashion designer and part-time model, prior to joining the band Pride in the early s. After gaining attention as a performer, she formed the band Sade, and secured a recording contract with Epic Records in The band then released the album Diamond Life a year later, which became one of the best-selling albums of the era, and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist. In late , they released Promise , which was also a resounding critical and commercial success, topping the UK Albums Chart and becoming the band's first album to debut atop the Billboard It later earned quadruple platinum certification in the U.
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