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Clarity is Zedd's debut studio album. It was released in the United States on 2 October 2012 and worldwide on 9 October 2012. A deluxe edition of the album was released on 24 September 2013.

BackgroundEdit

Zedd updated his Facebook header on 28 August 2012 to announce the U.S release date of the album.

On 17 September, he posted an image with a caption telling fans to stay tuned.[1] The next day, a teaser for the album containing a snippet of the track "Follow You Down" was posted onto YouTube. Zedd also updated his header yet again on 20 September to include the album's worldwide release date.

When Clarity was released in the U.S, it hit #1 on the iTunes Dance chart overnight. That morning, Zedd took to social media to thank everyone who had been supporting him.[2]

SinglesEdit

"Spectrum"Edit

Main article: Spectrum (song)

"Spectrum" (featuring Matthew Koma) was released by Interscope Records as the lead single from the album on 4 June 2012. The song reached number one on Billboard'​s Hot Dance Club Songs during the week of 1 September 2012.[3] The official video for the song also premiered on August 15, 2012.

An EP was released on 31 July 2012, and contains 7 remixes of "Spectrum" 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".

"Clarity"Edit

Main article: Clarity (song)

"Clarity" (featuring Foxes) was released as the album's third single on 1 January 2013. It gained publicity after being performed alongside Alvin Risk on the Late Show with David Letterman on 3 January 2013, and a music video directed by Jodeb was released on 11 January 2013.

"Stay the Night"Edit

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 10 September 2013. A preview was uploaded onto Zedd's official VEVO channel on 4 September 2013 and the music video on 23 September 2013.

Promotional singlesEdit

"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 9 October 2012.

"Codec"Edit

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 in 2013.[4]

"Fall Into the Sky"Edit

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.

Track listingEdit

StandardEdit

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 KomaPorter 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.
  • The album has been certified platinum in Colombia as of 16 March 2016.[5]

References Edit

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