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Clarity is Zedd's first studio album, as well as his debut. It was released on October 2nd, 2012, by Interscope Records. A deluxe edition of the album was released on September 24th, 2013.

Background Edit

Singles Edit

Shave It Up Edit

Main article: Shave It

Shave It was released by OWSLA as a single on October 4, 2011, and as an extended play (Shave It - The Aftershave) on November 8, 2011.[1] The track was shortened and renamed to Shave It Up for inclusion on Clarity; an extended play of around the same length as Shave It was also released exclusively onto Beatport on October 22, 2012.[2]

Spectrum Edit

Main article: Spectrum (song)

Spectrum (featuring Matthew Koma) was released by Interscope Records as the lead single from the album on June 4, 2012.[3] The song reached number one on Billboard '​s Hot Dance Club Songs,[4] and the official video premiered on August 15, 2012.[5] The EP was released on July 31, 2012, and contains 7 remixes from artists such as A-Trak, Armin van Buuren, Arty, Deniz Koyu and Congorock among others, alongside an acoustic version of the track, an extended version of the track, and Zedd's collaboration with Nicky Romero, Human.[6] A remix contest was hosted on Beatport and received over 2000 entries; the winning remix was done by Shreddie Mercury, who also received an official release.[7]

ClarityEdit

Main article: Clarity (song)

Clarity (featuring Foxes) was released as the album's third single on February 1, 2013.[8] Prior to then, it had gained publicity after being performed alongside Alvin Risk on the Late Show with David Letterman on January 3, 2013, and a music video directed by Jodeb was released on January 11, 2013.[9]

Stay the NightEdit

Main article: Stay the Night

Stay the Night (featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore) was released as a single from the deluxe edition of the album and the fourth single overall on September 10, 2013. A preview was uploaded onto Zedd's official VEVO channel on September 4, 2013 and the music video on September 23, 2013.

Other Songs Edit

Stache Edit

Main article: Stache

Stache is a promotional single from the album. The extended mix was the first to be released as a single exclusively on Beatport on October 9, 2012.[10]

CodecEdit

Main article: Codec

Codec is featured in the 2013 film Now You See Me and included on the accompanying soundtrack album. The song was also used in an advertisement for the Beats Pill.[11]

Fall Into the SkyEdit

Main article: Fall Into the Sky

Fall Into the Sky was released as a free "Song of the Week" on the UK iTunes Store for the week ending February 23, 2014, to promote the UK release of the deluxe edition of Clarity.[12]

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Hourglass (feat. LIZ) Anton ZaslavskiElizabeth Nicole Abrams 5:13
2. Shave It Up Anton Zaslavski 3:10
3. Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma) Anton ZaslavskiMatthew Koma 4:03
4. Lost At Sea (feat. Ryan Tedder) Anton ZaslavskiRyan Tedder 3:45
5. Clarity (feat. Foxes) Anton ZaslavskiMatthew Koma • Porter Robinson • Holly Hafermann 4:31
6. Codec Anton Zaslavski 6:01
7. Stache 4:04
8. Fall Into the Sky (with Lucky Date feat. Ellie Goulding) Anton ZaslavskiEllie GouldingLucky Date 3:37
9. Follow You Down (feat. Bright Lights) Anton ZaslavskiHeather Bright • Phil Schwan 5:47
10. Epos Anton Zaslavski 5:36

Deluxe Edition Bonus TracksEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. Stay the Night (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore) Anton Zaslavski • Benjamin Eli Hanna • Hayley Williams • Carah Faye 3:37
12. Push Play (feat. Miriam Bryant) Anton ZaslavskiMiriam Bryant • Victor Rådström 3:37
13. Alive (Zedd Remix) Nicholas Littlemore • Peter Mayes • Luke Steele • Jonathan Sloan • Steven Bach • Anton Zaslavski 3:45
14. Breakn' a Sweat (Zedd Remix) John Paul Densmore • Robert A. Krieger • Raymond D. Manzarek • Sonny Moore • Jim Morrison 4:33

GalleryEdit

Trivia Edit

  • All the songs are produced only by Zedd except for Fall Into the Sky and the Alive and Breakn' a Sweat remixes.

References Edit

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