Stay Awake

Album: Halcyon Days (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Over exultant synth stabs, this song finds finds Goulding telling her lover that they should celebrate "not sleeping and partying all night."

    "It's less serious content than I'd usually write about," she told Rolling Stone. "But I've always been a fan of club songs that feel good."
  • The song is a collaboration with French teenage DJ Madeon, who also worked with Lady Gaga on her ARTPOP tracks "Gypsy," "Mary Jane Holland" and "Venus."

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