WeMoveForward

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Monstercat Silk release cover

WeMoveForward[1] is a song by The Midnight. It is the third track from their EP Days of Thunder. The song was later released as a single on March 28, 2016 through the label Monstercat Silk.[2]

Track info[edit | edit source]

The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle and produced by McEwan. It has a running time of eight minutes and seven seconds and is in the key of E-flat major.

WeMoveForward was the first song McEwan and Lyle wrote together as a duo upon their initial meeting in 2012.[3] According to McEwan, the band was not decided on their direction and overall sound when the song was made, which is why it has a more progressive house feel compared to the other songs on Days of Thunder.[4]

There are two official remixes of WeMoveForward by Talamanca and Johan Vilborg which can be found on The Midnight Remixed. The Talamanca Remix was also included on the song's single release.

Demo version[edit | edit source]

An early demo of WeMoveForward was released as a prize during the Fall 2020 ARG. Titled We Move Forward (early demo version), the sound in the demo has a more electronic dance and house feel, but the piano backing heard in the final is present. There are a few lyrical changes, with lines of "We can't go back" and "It feels like home" added after the first chorus and second verse, respectively, which were not kept in the final. The last verse heard at the end of the song in the final version is missing in the demo as well.

Track Listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle.

WeMoveForward (incl. Talamanca Remix)
No.TitleLength
1."WeMoveForward (Talamanca Remix)"7:30
2."WeMoveForward (Original Mix)"8:02
3."WeMoveForward (Instrumental Mix)"8:08
Total length:23:47

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Sun in my eyes and the gold coast shining
And the girl with the braids in her hair
Steady breeze and oh I was falling
I would follow her anywhere
The sky turned grey in a flash flood warning
She smiled and she took my hand
She kissed my lips and the rain came pouring
Swore I heard a marching band

WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back
WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back
WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back
WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back

Hanging out of the third story window
Oh you were a sight to see
The black dress that bends when the wind blows
Roll back the tide for me

WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back
WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back
WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back
WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back

WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back
WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back
WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back
WeMoveForward
‘Cause we can't go back

Sunset skies, the paint is peeling, the wind blowing sand in her hair
Endless days in the deep blue feeling
I would follow her anywhere

After The Midnight[edit | edit source]

The song was covered in episode 3 of the After The Midnight podcast, released in february 2021.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "WeMoveForward | The Midnight". Bandcamp. July 15, 2014. Archived from the original on June 16, 2022. Retrieved April 7, 2022.
  2. "WeMoveForward (incl. Talamanca Remix) | The Midnight". Bandcamp. March 28, 2016. Archived from the original on September 9, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2022.
  3. "Who Are The Midnight?: An Interview with the Masters of Modern Nostalgia". Vehlinggo. November 12, 2017. Archived from the original on March 24, 2022. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
  4. "Beyond Synth - E53 - The Midnight - YouTube". YouTube. September 20, 2017. Archived from the original on April 7, 2022. Retrieved April 7, 2022.