The Midnight Unveil “Prom Night” + Bespoke Playlist Generator To Transport Fans Back To High School

MONSTERS Out July 10


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Today, The Midnight share the "electrifying" (Flood Magazine) “Prom Night” from their new album MONSTERS, out July 10th via Counter Records. Arriving at a moment when much of the Class of 2020 has been forced to cancel or socially distance their proms, “Prom Night” captures the hopeful naiveté and unfettered romance of this American rite of passage as it synthesizes a range of slowdance sounds that run the gamut from Peter Gabriel to The 1975.

Listen to “Prom Night” BELOW.

Alongside “Prom Night,” The Midnight are rolling out a custom playlist generator that will help transport fans back to their high school years. By visiting the band’s website — currently decked out as a total 90s throwback, reminiscent of Saved By The Bell’s “The Max” — fans will be asked to share their name, prom month and year. In return, they’ll be served a playlist of Top 40 songs that were big hits during their prom. Spotify users will get the additional treat of having a unique, personalized playlist cover created using a specially designed image from @Mizucat. Go to for more info.

“Prom Night” is the third track released from MONSTERS, the follow-up to 2018’s KIDS, which hit #1 on the Billboard Electronic Albums Chart. Lead single “Deep Blue,” released in May, sparked a flurry of online attention among the band’s dedicated fan community who, whether in YouTube comments sections or on the band’s dedicated Reddit board, immediately began dissecting the song’s lyrics and artwork for an assortment of Easter eggs. With over a million Spotify streams to date, the track was called “the new synth pop you need in your life” by TechCrunch.

Watch Kidmograph’s vaporwave-steeped, vintage graphics-filled lyric video for “Deep Blue” BELOW

Earlier this month, Tyler Lyle spoke with American Songwriter about how MONSTERS is thematically driven by teenage loneliness and the desperate need for connection, as well as his previous experience as an accomplished indie-folk artist and how he collaborates with The Midnight partner Tim McEwan:

Listen to “Dance With Somebody,” the second pre-release track from MONSTERS’and a dancefloor-ready flipside to the romantic reverie of “Prom Night,” here:

The band are excited to get back on the road and see their fans in 2021, aiming to reschedule shows at historic venues such as The Wiltern in LA, The Vic in Chicago, and Brixton Academy in London. They are already confirmed for Outside Lands 2021 — keep an eye out for more.

MONSTERS tracklist

1991 (intro)
America Online
Dance With Somebody
Dream Away
The Search for Ecco
Prom Night
Fire In The Sky
Monsters (feat. Jupiter Winter)
Deep Blue
Night Skies
City Dreams (interlude)
Last Train

June 26, 2020 11:05am ET by Shore Fire Media  

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