Photo by Anouk

French electro dream-pop musician Anthony Gonzalez, better known as M83, is preparing to release his upcoming double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, on October 18, and he has just released “Midnight City,” the first single off of the new album.


Much like a city at midnight, the synth-heavy track is disarmingly restrained and empty at times, reassuringly chaotic at others. It switches between these modes in split seconds, but it never feels jarring. Download the tune here, and check below the stream for M83′s upcoming tour dates.


Midnight City by M83


Tour Dates For M83:
10/15 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
10/28 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/29 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
10/30 – Asheville, NC – Moog Fest
10/31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/01 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
11/02 – Orlando, FL – The Social
11/04 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/05 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/07 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
11/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box
11/10 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
11/11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/12 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
11/13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
11/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
11/17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/18 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
11/19 – Montreal, QC – Le S.A.T.
11/20 – Boston, MA – Paradise
11/22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall