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Song by The Midnight
from the album Monsters
ReleasedJuly 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
LabelCounter Records
Producer(s)Tim McEwan
Monsters track listing

Helvetica[1] is a song by The Midnight. It is the tenth track from their album Monsters.

The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle and produced by McEwan. It has a running time of five minutes and 16 seconds and is in the key of G minor.

To create Helvetica, McEwan wrote and composed the entire song in one key, sampled the entire song, and then imported it into the synthesizer program TAL-Sampler and automated the sample rate. The pitch changes constantly throughout the song, always coming back to the original key of G minor.

In an interview with Magnetic Magazine, McEwan said about Helvetica:[2]

Tim: “Helvetica” is all about those late nights spent alone, online. The pale light from the CRT screen reflecting up on our face while the world around you is fast asleep. But are connected into a world of possibility. Chat rooms & kindred spirits. Connection. What we all hoped the internet would be.

Official versions


from Monsters


  1. "Helvetica | The Midnight". Bandcamp. July 10, 2020. Archived from the original on November 11, 2021. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  2. Middleton, Ryan (July 10, 2020). "The Director's Cut: The Midnight - MONSTERS - Magnetic Magazine". Magnetic Magazine. Archived from the original on March 28, 2022. Retrieved March 28, 2022.