The six-and-a-half minute cut hears Stars’ usual synthpop aesthetic taking on more a disco flair, no doubt inspired by the location of the band’s recording studio, which was situated one floor above a discotheque.
Lyrically, Stars’ Torquil Campbell explained to NPR, “‘From the Night’ is a letter to those of you who stayed home and didn’t take a chance on the possibility that a bassline and a hi-hat rhythm might save your life. We just wanted you all to know that it’s beautiful out here; that everyone feels like time won’t end and we will all be alive forever.” He went on to add, “Oh, and one other thing: It’s lonely. There is no lonelier feeling in the world than watching the sun rise as you walk home. Go back to sleep. And dream…”