M83’s new track “Midnight City” will be released on August 16th as the first official single from the upcoming new album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, out October 18th. “Midnight City” will be available as a free download on the official M83 website ilovem83.com until August 14th. Unlike anything we have heard from M83 in the past, “Midnight City” has excited fans and critics alike, receiving an overwhelmingly positive outpour of enthusiasm and anticipation for more. Rolling Stone calls it “Gorgeous and highly danceable” and Pitchfork says it’s “The fine-tuning of a master craftsman only challenged by himself”, labeling it ‘best new music’.
Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp), mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, The Kooks), and including contributions from Brad Laner (from 90’s band Medicine) on guitar, Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby, and guest vocalist Zola Jesus, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a double-album journey that takes us to the horizon and introduces us to new landscapes. About awakening, craving, and conquering, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming pushes into new vocal territory for M83. Here we see Gonzalez test out different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whisper to a howling scream. “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”, says Gonzalez.
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is the follow up to the John Hughes inspired and critics’ favorite Saturdays=Youth. Pitchfork called it, “An unaccountably alive, complete album”, giving it an 8.5 rating while, The New York Times, said “The music recalls the pumping beats and keyboard hooks of the 1980’s as if through a haze of time, floating in lush echoes that round off the edges.”
M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.