"it’s a sad song. Gloomy Sunday."

This infamously lugubrious ballad was composed in 1933 by Hungarian Resző Seress to the words of a poem by László Jávor. Billie Holiday’s 1941 cover was banned by the BBC for fear of lowering morale. In the song, the singer laments the loss of their beloved and edges closer to suicide. Seress himself committed suicide in 1968 by leaping from his apartment window.