The Midnight Share 'MONSTERS' - Follow-Up To 2018 Billboard #1 Album


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The Midnight are proud to share their highly anticipated new album MONSTERS on Counter Records. Following their 2018 album KIDS, which reached #1 on the Billboard Electronic chart, MONSTERS finds the duo of Tyler Lyle and Tim McEwan continuing to push the sonic and thematic boundaries of the synth-pop genre, growing beyond online cult fascination to become figureheads of a new musical movement whose impressive compositions encompass synth-driven film scores, deep house, pop, rock and more.


MONSTERS has already received critical acclaim since the album announcement, with great reception for pre-release singles. The music has been hailed as “Electrifying” (“Prom Night” in FLOOD), “Immaculate” (“Dance With Somebody” in Icon vs. Icon), and “The new synth pop you need in your life” (“Deep Blue” in TechCrunch). Amidst the fever-pitch excitement among the band’s fervent fanbase, the group recently logged its biggest single-day streaming numbers to date on Spotify.

Today, the band will participate in a Reddit AMA on r/electronic music, chatting with fans about MONSTERS, song meanings, their songwriting partnership, and whatever else comes to mind. Check that out here beginning at 1pm EST / 10am PST:

“MONSTERS is the story of being a teenager,” says the band. “Adolescence is messy, tragic, brutal, wistful, and beautiful. MONSTERS is all of that.” From the dial-up modem that kicks off album opener “1991” and the yearning talkbox filter melodies of “America Online” — a track that revels in those hopeful, naive days of the early internet — to wistful meditations on the passing of time (“Seventeen”), reflections on the slowly healing scars of past relationships (“Monsters,” a duet with Jupiter Winter’s Lelia Broussard), and immense tracks detailing the snap judgments made in the throes of romantic infatuation (“Deep Blue”), MONSTERS is ablaze with youthful emotion. It’s a parade of feelings turned up to 11, where every furtive glance is magnified into moments of epic proportions.

In keeping with the nostalgic spirit of the project, The Midnight also rolled out a custom playlist generator in conjunction with the release of “Prom Night,” that transports fans back to their high school years by creating a custom list of hit songs based on the month and year when their prom was held. Check it out here:

Following the release of MONSTERS, The Midnight have charted their most ambitious European tour to date. Launching in February 2021, it will find the group playing their biggest rooms to date including the 5000 capacity O2 Academy Brixton in London. See below for a full itinerary.

The Midnight are Tyler Lyle and Tim McEwan. Instrumentalist and producer Tim hails from the UK and Denmark and came up producing hip-hop and pop acts, while singer/lyricist/guitarist Tyler grew up in rural Georgia and was a singer-songwriter who also worked with folk and country stars. Despite - or perhaps because of - their differing backgrounds, “few bands evoke the raw emotion that this immaculate duo convey” (Icon vs. Icon).


“The wait is over...mesmerizing” - Dancing Astronaut

“The synth-pop you need in your life right now.” - TechCrunch

“Electrifying” - FLOOD

“Beautiful, balanced, undeniable” - Magnetic Magazine

“Immersive world-building that has attracted a rabid fanbase” - Northern Transmissions

“A thrilling synth-romance epic” - The Noise Gate

"Few bands evoke the raw emotion that this immaculate duo convey" - Icon vs Icon

“A profound work of art...a bona fide splash of Hughesian bliss" - Vehlinggo

“Should have music supervisors of future teen rom-coms on Netflix scrambling to license." - The First Echo

Feb 24 2021 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Feb 25 2021 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fållan
Feb 26 2021 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Feb 28 2021 – Hamburg, Germany – Große Freiheit 36
Mar 01 2021 – Berlin, Germany – Metropol
Mar 02 2021 – Köln, Germany – Live Music Hall
Mar 03 2021 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
Mar 05 2021 – Frankfurt, Germany – Union Halle
Mar 06 2021 – München, Germany – Muffathalle
Mar 07 2021 – Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
Mar 08 2021 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo
Mar 10 2021 – Paris, France – La Cigale
Mar 11 2021 – Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie (at Botanique)
Mar 13 2021 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Brixton
Mar 14 2021 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – SWG3
Mar 16 2021 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street

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

July 14, 2020 4:10pm ET by Shore Fire Media  

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