Nocturnal

by The Midnight

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sennin I love retro wave, but I am usually not into it's non-instrumental variants. The Midnight blew that out of the water. "Shadows" has a vibe that few other songs I've listened to have matched. The album cover aesthetic speaks volumes as well- reflecting the vibe of driving through a lonely city-scape on a rain-drenched night. Most people cannot possibly be strangers to that feeling anymore in the modern world, but this album captures it in an indescribable way. Favorite track: Shadows.
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David McCarthy 1 in a 100 of albums I sample are interesting. Of those, 1 in a 100 are good enough to buy. Of those, 1 in a 100 have a track that will stay with me for ever. Light Years is that 1 in a million. Favorite track: Light Years (feat. Nikki Flores).
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adisyume The album is amazing, it hits right in the feels… Favorite track: Light Years (feat. Nikki Flores).
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released October 13, 2017

Music & Lyrics: Tim McEwan & Tyler Lyle.
Except "Light Years" (written by Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle & Nikki Flores) and "River of Darkness" (written by Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle & Jordy Leenaerts).

Saxophone: Thomas Edinger
Lead guitar on Crystalline & River of Darkness: Pelle Hillström
Synth guitar solo on Collateral: Mads Storm
Guitar harmonics on Collateral: Dan Rockett
Crystalline whisper: Kristiane

Nikki Flores on vocals on "Light Years"

Produced & mixed by Tim McEwan
Mastered by Anders Schumann

Artwork by David Legnon

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The Midnight Los Angeles, California

There is a Japanese term: Mono no aware. It means basically, the sad beauty of seeing time pass - the aching awareness of impermanence. These are the days that we will return to one day in the future only in memories.

The Midnight consists of Tyler Lyle (a songwriter from the Deep South) and Tim McEwan (a producer from Denmark).
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Track Name: Shadows
The city carved a silhouette
On the ocean after dark
Over The lonely and the holy 
And the red blood beating hearts

Up from the dirty black water
A shadow void form 
Raised itself out of the river
And it climbed upon the shore

Neon on black top 
There gentle rain downtown 
The shadow pooling underneath me
As it follows on the ground 

I kissed you when I saw you 
And I stared deep into your eyes 
I meant to say ‘I love you’ 
But instead I said goodbye 

Shadows in the city
I’m a stranger to myself
On these streets I’m someone else
Shadows in the city
Like a demon in the dark
Come to tear us apart

For all my good intentions
There's a shadow in this dark 
It comes to me infrequently 
And breaks your perfect heart

I don't know why I do it 
(I) Apologize but it's too Late
A single tear you leave me here and 
Shadow slips away 

Shadows in the city
I’m a stranger to myself
On these streets I’m someone else
Shadows in the city
Like a demon in the dark
Come to tear us apart
Track Name: Crystalline
Rush hour
On an uptown train
Doors open
As she walks in
She’s soaking
Caught in the rain
Her skin shines
Crystalline

Eyes meet
You know where this goes
Her key’s in
They take off their clothes
They’re soaking
Caught in a dream
Her skin shines like
Crystalline

The problem with believers
They’ll let anyone in the door
The problem with deceivers
Is all the bodies buried under the floor boards

Sailors knew sirens would sing
From rocks off the cliffs by the sea
The monsters with waiting teeth
Their skin shines
Crystalline

Rush hour
On an uptown train
Doors open
As she walks in
She’s soaking
Caught in the rain
Her skin shines
Crystalline
Track Name: River of Darkness (feat. Timecop1983)
Glowing windows in the buildings from the elevated train
I see a thousand different stories pass
And faces without names

I forget why I came here
And forget why I stay
And wonder if they'd notice
If I tried to Slipped away

What if I kept going
What if I don't get off tonight
What if I ride this to the edges
Through the darkness to the light

Could I find you there?
Could I find you there?
If I slipped away?

What if there's no answer
We’re all just hearts that have to fight
Through the dangers of the rapids
Through the darkness to the light

Could I find you there?
Could I find you there?
If I slipped away?
Track Name: Light Years (feat. Nikki Flores)
I fell in love with the feeling.
 I didn't fall in love with you.
There was a song I  was singing 
But it wasn't meant for you

And I'm sorry I'm sorry
That I can't stay
I'm sorry
We're light years away

I bite your lip
And you taste like summer time
I can’t forget
The days when you were mine

Do you wander the streets every night
Just to find me too?

Lightyears
Echos
In the streetlights
In between those
Spaces in the moment
Come and find me
Where we let go
Come and find me
Where we let go

I fell in love with a feeling
And your funny faces
That you were beautiful and broken
In all the right places

I'm sorry I'm sorry
That I can't stay
I'm sorry
We're light years away

Millions behind or lightyears ahead
Our time is now- our time was then
And I hear your voice inside of my head but 
It’s just a silhouette

Do you wonder what happened
To all of the love we lose?

Lightyears
Echos
In the streetlights
In between those
Spaces in the moment
Come and find me
Where we let go
Come and find me
Where we let go

Lightyears
Do you want your tears back?
Lightyears
They’re gone
I’m sorry

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