May 6, 2014 - submitted by Johnny, United States of America

Q. I know Magic and A Sky Full Of Stars are the first two singles of the Ghost Stories era. What does that leave Midnight? How would this be classified?


The Oracle replies:

Singles are usually taken from an album - but not always - and released for sale. Midnight was what they call in the biz, a promotional track.
The band premiered the video on the website but it wasn't released as a single. Promo items such as digital downloads are commonplace but of course in this case, there was also the limited pressing of a 7" for Record Store Day. That doesn't make it a single though - despite it having a video.