Dusk Till Dawn (Zayn song)

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"Dusk Till Dawn"
Dusk Till Dawn Zayn Malik.jpg
Single by Zayn featuring Sia
Released 7 September 2017
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 4:27
Label RCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Greg Kurstin[1]
Zayn singles chronology
"Still Got Time"
(2017)
"Dusk Till Dawn"
(2017)
"Let Me"
(2018)

"Still Got Time"
(2017)
"Dusk Till Dawn"
(2017)
"Let Me"
(2018)
Sia singles chronology
"Free Me"
(2017) Free Me2017
"Dusk Till Dawn"
(2017) Dusk Till Dawn2017
"Rainbow"
(2017) Rainbow2017
Music video
"Dusk Till Dawn" on YouTube

"Dusk Till Dawn" is a song recorded by British singer-songwriter Zayn featuring vocals by Australian singer-songwriter Sia. It was released worldwide on 7 September 2017 as the lead single from his upcoming second studio album.[2][3] It was written by Zayn Malik, Sia Furler, Alex Oriet, David Phelan and Greg Kurstin, and produced by Kurstin. The song's accompanying music video was released on the same day, it features Zayn and British-American actress Jemima Kirke.[4] The song is also featured in the official trailer for the 2017 film, The Mountain Between Us.[5] Commercially, the single peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart. It also topped the charts in seven countries and peaked within the top ten of the charts in more than twenty countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, and Sweden.

Composition[edit]

"Dusk Till Dawn" is a pop power ballad.[6] Fact described the song as "stadium ballad" and further saying that "instead of running away from his pop roots [Zayn] seems to be relaxing and re-embracing those pop beginnings".[7]

In speaking about the song, Zayn said, "That's where I started and that's obviously still in there. I still like pop music, but it's about putting my own spin on it, making it me."[7]

The song is in the key of B minor with a tempo of 180 beats per minute. The meter is common time.[8] The harmonic progression is Bm7–G–D–F♯m7/C♯–Bm7–G–D–A/C♯. The vocals span two octaves, from D3 to D5.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Hugh McIntyre from Forbes said the song is as "epic as it needed to be considering the two powerhouses attached." He noted that it "features powerful vocals, high notes left and right and a vocal hook that is somehow impossible to sing along to, while still being memorable."[10] McIntyre also predicted it could be a potential Grammy Award nominee for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance;[11] the song's producer Greg Kurstin won Producer of the Year at the 2018 Grammy Awards for his work on "Dusk Till Dawn" along with several other songs.[12]

Michael Cragg of The Guardian chose the song as "track of the week" and described it as "a towering piece of perfect pop."[13] Elias Leight from Rolling Stone described the song as "throbbing ballad" and said that the duet "leans close to her [Sia's] trademark style", further stating that "Sia dials back her potent voice to harmonize better with Malik; she often handles the low end, while his singing flutters around in the falsetto range."[14] MTV called it a "massive, cinematic duet" and concluded that it "starts off as a gorgeous, romantic mid-tempo and builds to a thrashing sing-along chorus that will echo around stadiums in no time."[15]

Jordan Sargent, writing for Spin, said "Dusk Till Dawn" was "a step backwards" from Zayn's previous single, "Still Got Time", and further commented that the collaboration with Sia was "fairly predictable and mostly uninteresting".[16]

Commercial reception[edit]

As of September 2017, "Dusk Till Dawn" moved around 58,000 digital copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[17] The track sold 28,561 downloads in the UK during its first week.[18] By 5 October 2017, the song had sold around 65,000 copies in the United States.[19] In Europe, "Dusk Till Dawn" topped the European Border Breakers chart on the week ending 27 October 2017,[20] and held onto the number-one spot for months, up until it eventually dropped to number two on the week ending 26 January 2018.[21]

Music video[edit]

Synopsis[edit]

The music video features Jemima Kirke.

Directed by Marc Webb, the accompanying music video for "Dusk Till Dawn" premiered on YouTube on 7 September 2017, receiving over 9.77 million views in its first day.[22] It is Webb's first music video in seven years. The music video finds Zayn on the run from two different groups, after he makes a sly hand-off with his mysterious accomplice played by actress Jemima Kirke.[23] Soon after a brief confrontation Zayn outwits the law and escapes a pair of gangsters in an intense car chase and eventually lures both parties in a trap and drives off into the sunset with Kirke.[14][24]

The video was inspired by movies Casino and Goodfellas.[7] According to Zayn, "It’s definitely a nod to a particular era of music videos. The early '90s, around that period, people really tried to make these epic, intense movies for their videos, Michael Jackson being a great example of that. I wanted to come back and give my fans something along those lines rather than just some blasé video."[7]

Reception[edit]

Rolling Stone's Elias Leight said that "Jemima Kirke and Zayn Malik are a modern day Bonnie and Clyde in the new clip" for Zayn's song.[14] MTV's contributor praised the dramatic visuals and wrote "Dusk Till Dawn video is a huge step up from his previous music videos and we can’t help but wonder if this is only Part One of the story."[15] Al Horner from Fact described the video as "a Chinatown heist mini-movie crammed into five action-packed minutes."[7] As of September 2018, the music video has received more than one billion views on YouTube.[25]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[85] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[86] Platinum 30,000*
Belgium (BEA)[87] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[88] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[89] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[90] Diamond 250,000*
Germany (BVMI)[91] Platinum 400,000^
Italy (FIMI)[92] 2× Platinum 100,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[93] Platinum 30,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[94] 3× Platinum 60,000*
Portugal (AFP)[95] Platinum 10,000double-dagger
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[96] Platinum 40,000^
Sweden (GLF)[97] 5× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[98] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[99] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 7 September 2017 Digital download RCA [2]
United Kingdom 9 September 2017 Contemporary hit radio [100]
United States 19 September 2017 [101]
Italy 6 October 2017 Sony [102]

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