Sunlight

Album: Evolution Theory (2011)
Charted: 16

Songfacts®:

  • Modestep are a four-piece dance and dubstep band from London that formed in 2010. They comprise brothers Tony (Turntables) and Josh Friend (vocals) who have both been DJing since the turn of the century, along with Josh's roommate Matthew Curtis (drums) and Nick Tsang (guitar). This is their second single, which was released by Polydor records on August 12, 2011.
  • The song is an older track that was re-visited by the band for a single release. Josh told Beatzbase about the tune: "The style of the track is a combination of styles that have influenced us musically, we have the hard hitting/electronic sounds from dubstep, electric guitars from our rock background, some soul influences with the vocal and breakdown sections and also a transition to drum and bass/drumstep at the end. The overall tone we were going for was an aggressive yet anthemic summer track that could be played in clubs but also could sit comfortably on your iPod too."
  • The music video was released on YouTube on July 3, 2011, passing 1 million views within four days.

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