Reporting Jay Tilles
Although scheduled for release today (September 10), Zedd’s new track featuring Paramore’s Hayley Williams leaked just hours before its official debut. “Stay The Night” can be found on the dance music producer’s deluxe edition of Clarity, due out September 24. The deluxe also includes “Push Play,” featuring Miriam Bryant, a Zedd remix of Skrillex and The Doors’ “Break’n A Sweat,” and a Zedd remix of Empire of the Sun’s “Alive.”
As with many musical collaborations, the two artists have never met face to face.
“We had the topline written and we needed a singer, and we were kind of brainstorming on who would be a good fit; at first we thought it might be better to have a male singer,” Zedd told MTV News. “But then, since I know Hayley’s voice, we had the idea to use her for the track … I kind of think it’s more sexy and interesting with her singing it.”
The Russian-born Zedd confessed to being a fan for nearly a decade. “She’s one of my favorite singers and I think she did an incredible job,” he said.
Expected later this month, the accompanying music video will follow the song’s basic theme; a couple on the verge of breakup yet spending their last night together.
Having been part of a band early in his career, this isn’t the first time Zedd has collaborated with other artists. The producer also boasts work with Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber and Empire Of The Sun.
Zedd is currently on a U.S. tour, wrapping up with a sold out show at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium October 11.
You can download the single right now via iTunes.