M83 - Midnight City
The first single from the band's double album 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming' provides a platform for Anthony Gonzalez's spacey, electronic talent. Alongside the fact that the song has become immensely popular in general, I feel that it has filled a place in my personal year; with each play I end up lost in the music. I could listen to it on a repeat loop and never tire which, when it comes to my musical impatience, is a rare find. In addition to the repeat play power of 'Midnight City', the track itself also makes me feel particularly inspired. When I was at school I learned to play saxophone but over the last two years I have rarely even opened the case. I always blame my commitment to university and work experience when really I am just making excuses for myself. This song makes me acknowledge this and with it's dreamy sax solo I have found myself picking up the instrument again, determined to master the 'Midnight City' riff.
I would love if you readers could contribute in your comments. I would be interested to hear what songs you have picked as your soundtrack of the year and why?