M83 – “Midnight City”

By brandon / July 19, 2011

The swirling, spiraling “Midnight City” is our first taste of M83’s forthcoming double album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (10/18, Mute). The record was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and features Medicine’s Brad Laner on guitar, Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby, and a guest vocal spot from Zola Jesus. Gonzalez had this to say about it: “I think it is a reflection of my 30 years of being a human being. It’s a compilation of all my previous music together. It’s a retrospective of myself.”

You can download “Midnight City” in MP3 form, and check out tour dates, at ilovem83.com. Here’s the double LP’s tracklist:

CD1
01 “Intro” (Feat. Zola Jesus)
02 “Midnight City”
03 “Reunion”
04 “Where the Boats Go”
05 “Wait”
06 “Raconte-Moi Histoire”
07 “Train to Pluton”
08 “Claudia Lewis”
09 “This Bright Flash”
10 “When Will You Come Home?”
11 “Soon, My Friend”

CD2
01 “My Tears Are Becoming a Sea”
02 “New Map”
03 “OK Pal”
04 “Another Wave From You”
05 “Splendor”
06 “Year One, One UFO”
07 “Fountains”
08 “Steve McQueen”
09 “Echoes of Mine”
10 “Klaus I Love You”
11 Outro”