A music video for the Ghost Stories track was released on 25 February as a teaser for the then-unannounced sixth studio album. The single, featuring the track on a single side of the record, was released on 17 April , becoming the second music release by the band in promotion of Ghost Stories. It was built over a previously unreleased original track produced by Jon Hopkins in The song was recorded by the band during sessions for their sixth studio album in , at their purpose-built studios The Bakery and The Beehive in North London , England , both originally constructed for work on their two previous studio albums, 's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends and 's Mylo Xyloto respectively.
Chris Martin 's recorded vocals for the song were put through a vocoder. The song received mostly positive reviews from critics, who noted a change in the sound of the band and drew comparisons to Bon Iver and Justin Vernon. Al Horner of NME approved of the band's new musical direction and lauded the song as a "dive into icy electronic experimentalism". The lenses were made by Janos Corporation. The wavelength range is 3 to 5 microns, or mid wave infrared.
The video was watched over 1 million times in less than 24 hours after it was posted on their Facebook page. Just two days later it reached 3 million views, later passing 31 million views by 24 June It was performed as the only song during the encore segment of the setlist.
The song was featured on the drama TV series Under the Dome in the seventh episode of the show's second season. The song was also used for the Exodus: Gods and Kings theatrical trailer. Adapted from "Midnight" liner notes. A remix of "Midnight" by dance music producer Giorgio Moroder was released by Parlophone on 21 April as a digital download single. The remix version of the song has received positive reviews from music critics.
Kory Grow of the Rolling Stone magazine wrote that Moroder turned an understated EDM track into a "dance floor banger" and "eight-minute affair with no time squandered": "One of Coldplay's most unassuming tracks off their forthcoming record Ghost Stories is now its most danceable.
Vocal 'aahs' and soft pads of synths, alongside robotic chanting in French, make the track more Moroder than Martin for the final four minutes. Mikael Wood of The Los Angeles Times wrote in similar tone, "The producer's lengthy reworking, which climaxes in a surging synth fantasia complete with robot voices, adds some verve to Coldplay's rather sedate original. And, of course, no modern day remix by Giorgio Moroder would be complete without the addition of his own ghostly robot vocals.
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