Arcade Dreams

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"Arcade Dreams"
Single by The Midnight
from the album Kids
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
LabelThe Midnight Music
Producer(s)Tim McEwan
Kids track listing
The Midnight singles chronology
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America 2

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Arcade Dreams

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America Online


"Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix)"
Remix Single by The Midnight
from the album The Midnight Remixed 02
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2019 (2019-09-13)
LabelSilk Music
The Midnight Remixed 02 track listing
The Midnight remix singles chronology
Shadows (Uppermost Remix)
Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix)
Kids (PROFF Dub Remix)

Arcade Dreams[1] is a song by The Midnight. It is the third single and eighth track from their album Kids. The single was released on September 7, 2018.[1] A remix single of Arcade Dreams containing the Timecop1983 remix was released on September 13, 2019, the second single from The Midnight Remixed 02.[2]

The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle and produced by McEwan. It has a running time of four minutes and three seconds and is in the key of C major.

Official description

Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix)

The second single from our forthcoming "The Midnight Remixed 02" album features the legendary Timecop1983, a dear friend and occasional collaborator of The Midnight. With last year's single release, "Static," the synthwave community witnessed the first ever co-production between these two celebrated acts. For the first time, Timecop1983 has graced The Midnight with a remix of their work: an ambient-retro rendering of "Arcade Dreams," one of the most cinematic and thematically rich pieces from The Midnight's recent "Kids" LP.

Timecop1983's ornate take of "Arcade Dreams" begins with some of the most familiar motifs from the original version of the tune, as well as the "Kids" album as a whole, including the eternally cheerful voices of children at play in the background. Following a one-minute cinematic intro that centers on soaring, retro-laden synths, the listener is treated to an infusion of "live" drums, which bolster the anthemic power of the composition. The patient crescendo of the arrangement finally comes to a climax with an intensified drum sequence, as well as the arrival of several gorgeous new variations on the main melodic themes. Completing the narrative, Timecop1983 leaves us with the glitchy echoes of a chorus of 8-bit video games, the ultimate sonic homage to the soundtrack of our childhoods.


Track listing

All tracks are written by Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle.

Arcade Dreams
1."Arcade Dreams"4:03
Total length:4:03

Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix)
1."Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix)"5:33
Total length:5:33

Official versions

Arcade Dreams

from Kids

Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix)

from The Midnight Remixed 02


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arcade Dreams | The Midnight". Bandcamp. September 7, 2018. Archived from the original on December 28, 2021. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix) | The Midnight". Bandcamp. Archived from the original on December 28, 2021. Retrieved April 5, 2022.