Spectrum is a song from the Russian and German music producer Zedd.
Consisting of Matthew Koma and Anton Zaslavski, it was written by the entire group. According to the producer, he began the track as a dance song but finally he gave it to another artist. He met with Matthew Koma, after his tour with LMFAO and decided to resume their collaboration.
The writing took several weeks and when composing the musical structure, he started with the chord progression. Zedd was the only one to produce the song.
Spectrum was released on June 4th, 2012, as the first single from his debut album, "Clarity".
A different version of the song was released on December 30th, 2012 by SuperJunior's Donhae& Eunkiuk, EXO's Kai& Lai, TVXQ's Yunho, SHINee's Taemin & Minho. It was titled S. M. The Performance and it was sung by Donghae, Yunho and Taemin. All the income was donated to charity.
Another version was made Livetune, a Japanese music group, with English lyrics from Hatsune Miku. Zedd was so impressed by the remix that he decided to include it on his Japanese release of the album, as a bonus track.
Congorock along Arty, Armin Van Buuren and Deniz Koyu released an extended play of the song on July 31st, 2012, along with another song named "Human". The latter was also released as a single in the same day.
Zedd's Spectrum has a duration of 4:03 and it was released through Interscope. It's a mixture between progressive house and complextro. The producer decided it would be the album's first because it held all the elements from the rest of the album and because "it has everything".
A music video for the single was launched on August 15th, the same year and it featured Derek Magyar and Tarym Manning. As the artist stated it depicts the love story between a human and an alien. It was directed by Petro.
The single grew very popular and it conquered various charts and it was included in others.
Spectrum topped important charts like US Hot Dance Club Songs and US Dance Airplay. It was number five on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and also present in important other music markets, such as Austria, Japan, Belgium, Poland, Australia, Ukraine, Germany and South Korea.
A great success of 2012, Spectrum can still be enjoyed at the same intensity. You can find the free piano sheet right below.
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