Sunset

Sunset single cover
Silk Music single cover

Sunset1) is a song by The Midnight. It is the first single and second track from their album Endless Summer. The single was released on May 13, 2016. Silk Music released a second single of Sunset on August 7, 2017, with this release also containing the Michael Cassette Remix, which would later be included on the 2017 remix album The Midnight Remixed.2)3)

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The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle and produced by McEwan. The guitar on Sunset was performed by Johannes Jørgensen. It has a running time of five minutes and twenty-six seconds and is in the key of F major.

During a fan question-and-answer session on Twitter, Lyle said this about the lyrics of Sunset:4)


Now that song started at a cheap motel in Burlington, VT. There were crow bar marks on the door frame. I thought “now this would be the first stop for a couple of kids who faked their deaths and went on the run.”

Sunset is often the last song played when The Midnight performs live. Nikki Flores usually sings a verse and the chorus when she performs live with the band.

An early demo of Sunset was released as a prize during the Fall 2020 alternate reality game (ARG). Titled Sunset (early guide), the backing track is essentially identical to the final, but some instrumentation is missing, such as the guitar solo and synth chimes. There is also not a spoken intro. Tyler Lyle's vocal track is different from the final and there is no vocal layering in the chorus.


Original single5)

# TITLE LENGTH
1. Sunset 5:26
TOTAL LENGTH 5:26

Sunset (incl. Michael Cassette Remix)6)

# TITLE LENGTH
1. Sunset (Michael Cassette Remix) 3:44
2. Sunset (Original Mix) 5:26
3. Sunset (Michael Cassette Extended Mix) 5:38
TOTAL LENGTH 14:48

faked our deaths
lit a match
closed the door
waited for the flash

greyhound station
paid in cash
miss lazarus
we're coming back

they say it's darkest before the dawn
we've been in this town for far too long
they say it's darkest before the dawn
we're moving on

sunset
no regrets
first chance
last dance
stuck in the middle
even bad girls
know good love
you taste so sweet
it hurts a little

make our home
where we stand
one suitcase
and half a plan

follow the wolves
and sing along
past the voices
to the Song

they say it's darkest before the dawn
we've been in this town for far too long
they say it's darkest before the dawn
we're moving on

sunset
no regrets
first chance
last dance
stuck in the middle
even bad girls
know good love
you taste so sweet
it hurts a little

Lyrics source7)


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