Listen to Giorgio Moroder’s Remix of Coldplay’s ‘Midnight’
Giorgio Moroder, the Italian studio genius who helped shaped some of the most pulsating disco hits of the ’70s, has put his stamp on a new Coldplay song. And the electronics-fueled results are way more exciting than the original version.
The song in question is ‘Midnight’ — that’s the one that sounds like Bon Iver — and Moroder’s throbbing restructuring of the song throws it into a whole new place musically. It’s hard to get around Chris Martin’s falsetto from the track, but the sleepy mix of the original song is substituted with a metro-lining locomotive beat straight outta 1977 Eurodisco.
Sorta like he did on this classic:
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It’s eight and a half minutes long and features space-age robots filling in the spots usually reserved for Martin’s faceless bandmates. You can listen to the remix below.
Moroder recently worked with Daft Punk on their Grammy-hogging ‘Random Access Memories’ album. This Coldplay collaboration officially makes him indie rock’s new go-to favorite old guy when songs need some retro disco sheen.
The more somber version of ‘Midnight’ will appear on Coldplay’s upcoming album ‘Ghost Stories,’ which comes out on May 19.