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"Clarity"

Clarity

Clarity (Live)

Song by Zedd featuring Foxes
From the album Clarity
Released 14 December 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre EDM
Length 4:31 (Clarity version)
3:27 (radio edit)
3:33 (Glorious live version)
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Anton Zaslavski, Matthew Koma, Porter Robinson, Holly Hafermann
Producer(s) Zedd
Clarity is a song by German/Russian electronic dance music producer Zedd which serves as the third single from his debut studio album of the same name. It features vocals from English singer Foxes. A live version of the song is also featured on the deluxe edition of Foxes' debut album, Glorious.[1]

Background Edit

When Zedd listened to Foxes' song Youth, he Skyped her and asked her to be the vocalist on Clarity. After Foxes did research on Wikipedia about him, she accepted the offer.[2]

Lyrics Edit

High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash 'cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks 'til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

(Hey-ay, hey-ay-ay. Hey-ay, hey-ay-ay. Hey-ay, hey-ay-ay. Hey-ay, hey)

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends
It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense
Don't speak as I try to leave 'cause we both know what we'll choose
If you pull then I'll push too deep and I'll fall right back to you

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

(Hey-ay, hey-ay-ay. Hey-ay, hey-ay-ay. Hey-ay, hey-ay-ay. Hey-ay, hey)

Why are you my clarity?
Why are you my remedy?
Why are you my clarity?
Why are you my remedy?

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

Videos Edit

On 11 December 2012, a behind-the-scenes video for Clarity was released onto YouTube. In this video, Zedd says that the music video can be divided into three parts: the first part, which is optimistic; the second, which contains most of the drama and emotion; and the third, which is meant to have the same mood as the first.[3]

One week later, on 18 December, an acoustic version was released under one of Zedd's alternate accounts.[4]

The official music video for the song was released onto Zedd's VEVO channel on 11 January 2013.[5]

GalleryEdit

Trivia Edit

  • Clarity debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 86, peaked at 8, and was Zedd's first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and is his most successful song in the US and worldwide.
    • It has sold 2,238,000 copies in the United States as of March 2014.
  • On 10 October 2013, Foxes tweeted a picture to Zedd of herself posing with a platinum Clarity disk.[6]
  • On 26 January 2014, the song won a GRAMMY Award for Best Dance Recording
    • Foxes tweeted about this the same day.[7]

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