” Clarity ” is by Zedd ( Anton Zaslavski ), the Russian-German EDM producer from Kaiserslautern in Germany. The song was written by Anton Zaslavski, Skylar Grey, Matthew Koma and Porter Robinson.
The song was released in 2013 by record label Interscope and taken as the third single from Zedd’s debut album, Clarity.
” Clarity ” features the vocals of British singer-songwriter Foxes ( Louisa Rose Allen ), Zedd Skyped Foxes after he listened to her song ” Youth ” and asked her to work with him on his new project, Foxes checked his Wikipedia page and took him up on his offer.
The video for the single was directed by Jodeb ( Jonathan Desbiens ), the Canadian filmmaker from Shawinigan-Sud, Quebec. The video features the model and actor AJ English, who has also appeared in music videos for other artists like Calvin Harris and Katy Perry.
In the video, the camera pans over the dunes in the desert and switches to show Foxes and AJ English travelling in different cars where they hit head-on. AJ awakes after the collision which knocks him unconscious and finds Foxes injured. She runs away across the desert with AJ following her trail. Eventually, she falls in the sand unconscious in the shadow of pyramids. The video sequence then goes into rewind and finally shows the couple travelling in a car together enjoying themselves.
The video was shot on location in Los Angeles with shots in Dumont Dunes; the large dunes are located roughly 31 miles north of Baker, San Bernardino County in the state of California.
Another location used in the video is the Mojave Desert, the driest of all the North American deserts with an area of roughly 47,877 square miles ( 124,000 km2 ).
As of April the 7th 2016 the video for ” Clarity ” has been viewed 163,141,144 times on YouTube.
The song was a commercial success for Zedd. In the United States, the song reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent a total of twenty weeks on the chart there.
Outside of the United States, the song reached the Top Twenty in Canada with a peak of number seventeen on the Canadian Hot 100 Chart.
In Australia, the song peaked at number thirteen on the Australian Recording Industry Association ( ARIA ) Chart.
In the United Kingdom, ” Clarity ” first charted on the UK Singles Chart on the 16th of February 2013 and peaked at number twenty-seven. The song spent seven weeks in the Top Forty and a total of seventeen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 8
UK Highest Chart Position: 27
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 13, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 38, Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders) 20, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 11, Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia) 23, Brazil (Billboard Brasil Hot 100) 51, Brazil Hot Pop Songs 15, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 17, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 38, Germany (Official German Charts) 94, Ireland (IRMA) 39, Italy (FIMI) 68, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 81, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 13, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 22, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 66, Ukraine Dance (FDR Music Charts) 12
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