After a 2017 led by the smash success of his double-platinum, Alessia Cara-assisted single, “Stay,” 2018 holds high expectations for Zedd. “Stay” held a consecutive six-week residency at the #1 spot on Top 40 radio in the US, and “The Middle” looks primed to be another contender for the top of the charts.
The track also sees Zedd reprise his collaborative efforts with Grey, the electronic duo memorable for their earlier collaborative work with Zedd on “Starving.” In additon, Grammy Award winning country music singer Maren Morris supplies vocals.
With each successive “Z” stamped single released, Zedd further solidifies his stature as one of the biggest stars in popular music. Morris’ vocal contribution serves as the track’s backbone, complemented by a subtle clock ticking that establishes the underlying beat line while keeping rhythm, percussive elements that aid the song’s eventual ascension, and the metallic synth work that have become characteristic of a Zedd single.
A release situated directly within Zedd’s electro-pop wheelhouse, “The Middle” signifies that Zedd long ago hit his stride in the studio, rendering each ensuing release one that hits just the right sonic sweet spot.