I know it’s a few years old now, but “Midnight City” by M83 is still one of my favorite songs to listen to in the evening and relax after a long day’s work. Before I was on the air, I worked in a stuffy office environment. I spent countless days looking at spreadsheets, listening to consultant-speak, using my VOIP phone to take calls from clients even when I’m on the road, and listening to my boss talk during corporate meetings.

When I came home from work, I just wanted to relax or go out for some fun. “Midnight City” by M83 is the kind of song that lifts my spirits after a rough day. Shoegazing is a fun genre of music, and “Midnight City” would have to be considered its anthem.

Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark
The night city grows
Look and see her eyes, they glow

Waiting in a car
Waiting for a ride in the dark

Drinking in the lounge
Following the neon signs

The lyrics are all about having a fun night out, which is exactly what I want to do after a long day of work. This song does get some air time at clubs, but only at certain places. Indie-pop bands like M83 generally don’t get played at the same places where you’ll hear Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.

Next time you head out to the club, keep your ears open and you’ll probably hear “Midnight City.”


“Midnight City” by M83 – My Favorite Evening Song