Before the Dawn Heals Us

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Before the Dawn Heals Us
M83-Before the Dawn Heals Us.jpg
Studio album by
Released24 January 2005
LabelGooom, Naïve Records, Mute Records
  • Anthony Gonzalez
  • Antoine Gaillet
  • Jean-Philippe Talaga
M83 chronology
Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
Before the Dawn Heals Us
Digital Shades Vol. 1
Singles from Before the Dawn Heals Us
  1. "A Guitar and a Heart" / "Safe"
    Released: 22 November 2004
  2. "Don't Save Us from the Flames"
    Released: 7 February 2005
  3. "Teen Angst"
    Released: 6 May 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
Uncut4/5 stars[8]

Before the Dawn Heals Us is the third studio album by the French electronic group M83, released in January 2005 to positive reviews. The album was released on the Gooom label in Europe and on the Mute label in the United States. It was the first album from M83 following the departure of founding member Nicolas Fromageau.[9] Before the Dawn Heals Us was also chosen as one of's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005.

The track "Moon Child" was featured in the television show Top Gear in episode 6 of series 6 in 2005. The track "Teen Angst" was featured in trailers to the 2006 film A Scanner Darkly. The track "Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun" was featured in the 2008 documentary Britney: For the Record, and was also featured in the Fully Flared introduction (the 2007 street skateboarding video by Lakai Footwear Limited). The track "I Guess I'm Floating" was featured in the movie Broken English. It was also featured in and on the soundtrack of the movie Like Crazy. The track "Asterisk" was used in a 2011 Red Bull advertisement featuring snowboarder Travis Rice. It was also used in Gabe Morford and Mike Martin's 2006 urban track bike riding manifesto MASH SF.

The city skyline featured on the album cover is Bangkok, Thailand.

As of 2005 the album has shipped over 30,000 copies to record stores in the United States.[10]

Track listing[edit]

1."Moon Child"
  • Anthony Gonzalez
  • Yann Gonzalez
2."Don't Save Us from the Flames"
  • A. Gonzalez
  • Y. Gonzalez
3."In the Cold I'm Standing"A. Gonzalez4:10
4."Farewell / Goodbye"
  • A. Gonzalez
  • Y. Gonzalez
5."Fields, Shorelines and Hunters"A. Gonzalez2:32
6."*"A. Gonzalez2:44
7."I Guess I'm Floating"A. Gonzalez2:01
8."Teen Angst"
  • A. Gonzalez
  • Y. Gonzalez
9."Can't Stop"A. Gonzalez2:22
  • A. Gonzalez
  • Y. Gonzalez
11."Let Men Burn Stars"A. Gonzalez1:59
12."Car Chase Terror!"
  • A. Gonzalez
  • Y. Gonzalez
13."Slight Night Shiver"A. Gonzalez2:12
14."A Guitar and a Heart"
  • A. Gonzalez
  • Antoine Gaillet
15."Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun"A. Gonzalez10:41

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue #
Europe 24 January 2005 CD
  • Gooom 035CD
  • 7243 5 63862 2 8
United States 25 January 2005 Mute CD 9281-2
13 January 2009 2xLP + CD 9281-1 + 9281-2
Japan 14 September 2005 Toshiba EMI CD (one bonus track) TOCP-66462


  • "A Guitar and a Heart"/"Safe" (November 22, 2004)
    1. "A Guitar and a Heart"
    2. "Safe"
  • "Don't Save Us from the Flames" (February 7, 2005)
    1. "Don't Save Us from the Flames"
    2. "Until the Night Is Over"
    3. "Don't Save Us from the Flames" (Superpitcher Remix)
    4. "Don't Save Us from the Flames" (Boom Bip Remix)
  • "Teen Angst" (May 6, 2005)
    1. "Teen Angst"
    2. "Teen Angst" (Montag Remix)


  1. ^ "Reviews for Before The Dawn Heals Us by M83". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  2. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Before the Dawn Heals Us – M83". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ Gunatilaka, Timothy (17 January 2005). "Before the Dawn Heals Us". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  4. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (14 January 2005). "M83, Before the Dawn Heals Us". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  5. ^ "M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us". NME: 50. 22 January 2005.
  6. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (26 January 2005). "M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  7. ^ Walters, Barry (27 January 2005). "Before The Dawn Heals Us: M83". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  8. ^ "M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us". Uncut (93): 79. February 2005.
  9. ^ Roullier, Ian (12 February 2005). "M83 Before The Dawn Heals Us".
  10. ^