Although scheduled for release today (September 10), Zedd’s new track featuring Paramore’s Hayley Williams leaked just hours before its official debut. “Stay The Night” can be found on the dance music producer’s deluxe edition of Clarity, due out September 24. The deluxe also includes “Push Play,” featuring Miriam Bryant, a Zedd remix of Skrillex and The Doors’ “Break’n A Sweat,” and a Zedd remix of Empire of the Sun’s “Alive.”
As with many musical collaborations, the two artists have never met face to face.
“We had the topline written and we needed a singer, and we were kind of brainstorming on who would be a good fit; at first we thought it might be better to have a male singer,” Zedd told MTV News. “But then, since I know Hayley’s voice, we had the idea to use her for the track … I kind of think it’s more sexy and interesting with her singing it.”
The Russian-born Zedd confessed to being a fan for nearly a decade. “She’s one of my favorite singers and I think she did an incredible job,” he said.