Kids (Reprise)

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"Kids (Reprise)"
Song by The Midnight
from the album Kids
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
Length4:03
LabelThe Midnight Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tim McEwan
Kids track listing

"Kids (PROFF Dub Mix)"
Remix Single by The Midnight
from the album The Midnight Remixed 02
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2019 (2019-09-13)
Length6:09
LabelSilk Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tim McEwan
The Midnight Remixed 02 track listing
The Midnight remix singles chronology
Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix)
(2019)
Kids (PROFF Dub Remix)
(2019)
The Comeback Kid (Isolation Relief Mix)
(2020)

Kids (Reprise)[1] is a song by The Midnight. It is the ninth and final track from their album Kids. A remix single of Kids (Reprise) containing the PROFF Dub Remix was released on September 20, 2019, the third and final 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 six minutes and four seconds and is in the key of F major. A callback to Kids (Prelude), Kids (Reprise) is longer, has more instrumentation, and adds a backing choir vocal performed by The West Los Angeles Children's Choir.

In addition to appearing on The Midnight Remixed 02, the PROFF Dub Remix of Kids (Reprise) appears on the Silk Music compilation Progressive House Essentials 2020.[3]

Official description

Kids (PROFF Dub Remix)

The third and final single from our forthcoming "The Midnight Remixed 02" album showcases a remix from PROFF, the one and only artist featured on this release to have also appeared on the first installment of the 'Remixed' series. More specifically, PROFF's interpretation of The Midnight's "Days Of Thunder" (under his Soultorque guise) proved to be a standout from the last edition, so it seemed well-advised to give the Russian phenom an opportunity to reinterpret one of The Midnight's equally beloved, but more recent productions. The result, a "Dub" take on The Midnight's "Kids," is an exceedingly groovy and suspenseful progressive house anthem that pays homage to the late-night, noir-influenced side of The Midnight's songwriting.

PROFF's remix of "Kids" begins with a foreboding intro, centering on a heavily filtered rhythm and the faint echoes of the song's moody background pads. The monster, previously lurking in the shadows, arrives at the quarter turn in the form of a thunderous bassline, which propels the remainder of the tune. As the arrangement patiently crescendoes, we begin to hear the distant voices of the choir from the original version of the song: "Kids are sad, the sky is blue / There are monsters in the spare bedroom." In this musical context, their spirited, chantlike voices sound and feel revolutionary, further catalyzing the arrangement and enhancing its emotional resonance. PROFF deploys his extraordinary technical and musical gifts in the song's final act, in which the beautifully mixed sonic layers coalesce and completely enrapture the listener.

[2]

Track listing

Kids (PROFF Dub Remix)
No.TitleLength
1."Kids (PROFF Dub Remix)"6:09
Total length:6:09

Lyrics

The kids are sad
The sky is blue
There are monsters in the spare bedroom
Kids grow up
And move away
They closed the plant
Then the mall arcade

The kids are sad
Their Parents too
Kids get high in the spare bedroom
We grow up
And move away
The seasons pass but the monsters stay

Lyrics source[4]

Official versions

Kids (Reprise)

from Kids

Kids (Reprise) (Instrumental)

from Kids (The Instrumentals)

Kids (PROFF Dub Remix)

from The Midnight Remixed 02

References

  1. https://themidnight.bandcamp.com/track/kids-reprise
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://themidnight.bandcamp.com/album/kids-proff-dub-remix
  3. "Progressive House Essentials 2020 - Monstercat". Monstercat. April 1, 2020. Archived from the original on February 8, 2023. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  4. https://themidnight.bandcamp.com/track/kids-prelude