Music: M83: Midnight City

Self-tutoring about music: the tutor mentions the song “Midnight City” by M83.

Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark….

So begins “Midnight City” by M83, from 2011. I don’t recall if I knew it then, but a few weeks ago my grade 9 son sang those lines quietly, not expecting to be heard.

“Midnight City” you might call electronic, but its drums are important. It’s more like an instrumental piece, yet with lyrics. However you classify the song, it’s catchy: the M83 upload of “Midnight City” on YouTube has around 250 million views.

Perhaps there are numerous versions of “Midnight City”, but I only know of one, which is four minutes long. Three minutes in, a saxophone enters. From my point of view, it’s surprising. Furthermore, its style hearkens back to the 80s. It continues until the end.

While “Midnight City” might be electronic, it perhaps offers something to a much more diverse audience.


M83: YouTube

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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