Edge of the Night

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"Edge of the Night"
Single by Sheppard
from the album Watching the Sky
Released23 June 2017 (2017-06-23)
LabelEmpire of Song
  • Jay Bovino
  • Amy Sheppard
  • George Sheppard
  • Kyle Moorman
  • Peter Thomas
Sheppard singles chronology
"Keep Me Crazy"
"Edge of the Night"
"Coming Home"
Music videos
"Edge of the Night" on YouTube
"Edge of the Night" (Spanish version) on YouTube

"Edge of the Night" is a song by Australian indie pop band, Sheppard. The song was written during the band's writing session in September 2016 and first released in Australia on 23 June 2017 as the third single from the band's second studio album, Watching the Sky (2018).

In an interview with Essentially Pop, George Sheppard said: "'Edge of the Night' isn't your typical Sheppard track, It's a tongue in cheek funk pop throwback to house parties and old school vibes. It's an opportunity for us to let our hair down and try something completely different."[1]

A Spanish-language version was released in July 2017, featuring Sebastián Yatra.

Critical reception[edit]

Press Party said: "Adding some undeniable hooks, a sprinkling of funk and an unmistakably catchy baritone growl, 'Edge of the Night' shows the band jumping effortlessly from the airwaves to the dance floor."[2]

Katie Baillie from Metro said: "Edge of the Night" has "a bit of a DNCE vibe" and is an "uplifting summer banger with a cool video to boot".[3]

In a review of the album, Stack Magazine said the song "over-reaches, trying too hard to be a party anthem but ending up sounding like a Peter Andre out take."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Edge of the Night" was released on 7 July 2017.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Edge of the Night" – 3:24[6]
  • Digital download
  1. "Edge of the Night" (Spanish version featuring Sebastián Yatra) – 3:26[7]
  • Digital download
  1. "Edge of the Night" (KC Lights Remix) - 3:41
  2. "Edge of the Night" (L'Tric Remix) - 3:22
  3. "Edge of the Night" (Benny Benassi Remix) - 3:29
  4. "Edge of the Night" (Rave Radio Remix) - 3:06
  5. "Edge of the Night" (Black Summer Remix) - 2:48


Chart (2017) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 142
Australian Independent (AIR)[9] 3

Release history[edit]

Version Region Date Format Label
Standard Australia[6] 23 June 2017 Digital download Empire of Song
Spanish Australia[7] 21 July 2017
Remixes Australia[10] 4 August 2017


  1. ^ "Sheppard Hit the Dancefloor with Edge of the Night Out Now via Decca Records". Essentially Pop. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Sheppard Reveal New Single Edge of the Night". Press Play. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  3. ^ "New music: Sheppard premiere video for Edge Of The Night and reveal second album is ready for release". Metro. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Sheppard Watching the Sky review". Stack Magazine. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Sheppard - Edge Of The Night (Official Video)". YouTube. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Sheppard "Edge of the Night" – single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Sheppard "Edge of the Night" Spanish Version – single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Hold My Tongue" chart position provided by ARIA, through chart inquiry submitted to charts.mail@aria.com.au, received from Tara Thomas on 18 June 2018
  9. ^ "Independent Label singles Chart wc 3 July 2017". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Sheppard "Edge of the Night" Remixes". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2018.