MP3: Midnight City by M83


After remaining relatively quiet since 2008’s critically acclaimed Saturdays = Youth, M83 return with an aggressively dancepop-vibed single. And it’s aggressively awesome.

Like every good M83 song, “Midnight City” comes replete with skyward synths, stadium-sized drums, ghostly layered vocals weaving in and out of the atmospheric haze, and a catharsis-loaded chorus. But there is something else here, as well. Something new. While as emotive as any of M83’s previous work, “Midnight City” seems to trade out some of the band’s trademark melancholia (think “Teen Angst” or “You, Appearing”) for dancefloor euphoria. And the results are incredible. Also, there is a sax solo. So if that doesn’t convince you to listen, I don’t know what will.

Stream it below or download it for the price of an e-mail here.

Midnight City by M83