The quantity of occasions a DJ has dropped “Midnight Metropolis” by M83 set is nearly incalculable at this level. The monitor initially appeared on the double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, launched in 2011. In keeping with a fast synopsis of the album’s success, “The album positioned third in Pitchfork’s High 50 Albums of 2011 listing; the only ‘Midnight Metropolis’ was positioned 1st on the High 100 Tracks listing. On January 26, 2012, M83 got here in at quantity 5 on the Triple J Hottest 100 with the only ‘Midnight Metropolis.’”
It was an enormous hit in each method attainable, and arguably singlehandedly led to M83’s huge reputation. Nevertheless, Anthony Gonzalez, the remaining sole member of the group, has acknowledged a number of occasions in interviews that he laments the track’s reputation. In an notorious 2019 interview with VICE, he stated, “[…] today, I form of simply need individuals to neglect about me and my earlier success— Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming and ‘Midnight Metropolis.’”
Now, in a newer interview with Consequence, he has doubled down.
“I discussed this in an interview earlier than, nevertheless it’s virtually that I need to maintain the followers of ‘Midnight Metropolis’ away from coming into — which I imply principally as a foul joke,” Gonzalez stated.
“For me, the battle with being a profitable artist with that album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, and particularly with that monitor, ‘Midnight Metropolis’, is that abruptly, I had this enormous EDM following. EDM might be one of many types of music that I hate essentially the most. Hastily, I’ve these bro EDM DJs enjoying my music, and I simply can’t even care much less. Generally I want that I might erase that fan base however I don’t assume it’s attainable to do this.”
This isn’t one thing that EDM followers will essentially take personally, however nonetheless it’s disheartening to listen to that the artist behind a track that popularly reveals up in a whole bunch of units per yr has maligned a complete fanbase wholesale.
The interview comes forward of M83’s ninth studio album, Fantasy, due out this Friday, March 17. You’ll be able to learn the complete interview right here.