As remixes go, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better one so far this year than Giorgio Moroder’s exquisite treatment of Coldplay’s Midnight which was unveiled this morning.
The epic eight and a half minute long reworking was sent to iTunes earlier today and you can download it right now via this link. And don’t be put off by the running time. The pay off really arrives three and a half minutes in, when Chris Martin’s vocals layered over a subtle, pulsating bassline give way to majestic dreamwave synths, swirling blips and beeps, and dazzling electronic percussion.
Midnight is taken from Coldplay’s upcoming sixth studio set Ghost Stories which is available to preorder now ahead of its UK release via Atlantic Records on 19 May. The band premiered a music video for the reflective track earlier this year, but then released Magic as the record’s first official cut which went on to reach #10 on the UK singles chart and has so far peaked at #26 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
And if you like this remix, I heartily recommend you indulge in Moroder’s equally as fine treatment of Haim’s Forever. Another superb showcase of one of the world’s finest producers in action. Check it out below.