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Youth

Youth1) is a song by The Midnight. It is the first track from their album Kids.


The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle and produced by McEwan. It has a running time of three minutes and nine seconds and is in the key of D major.

Youth contains several samples of spoken word from a 1979 documentary called The Information Society as well as a 1990 news report on video games.2)3)4)


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Jupiter Winter

Jupiter Winter during rehearsals for The Midnight Online

Jupiter Winter is an American music duo consisting of singer-songwriter Lelia Broussard and producer/multi-instrumentalist Royce Whittaker. They are based out of Los Angeles.5)

Formed in late 2016, Jupiter Winter gained initial exposure by touring alongside Canadian pop-rock band Marianas Trench. They released their first single Resistance in February 2017.6) To date, three singles by Jupiter Winter have been released on Bandcamp: Comeback, Lifetime, and Atmosphere.7)

Broussard joined The Midnight as a touring member for the Fall 2019 Tour. Whitaker later joined the band as well for the The Midnight Online concert special. Jupiter Winter was featured on The Midnight's song Monsters, which Broussard co-wrote and sang vocals on.

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Lelia Broussard performing live on tour with The Midnight

Lelia Broussard (born May 24, 1989)8)9) was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.10) At the age of ten, she and her family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Around this time, Broussard started playing the guitar and began writing songs. To gain exposure, she regularly performed at open-mic events around the city.

Broussard self-released her first album Louisiana Soul in 2004.11)12) Her next album, Lil-yah, came in 2005.13)14) When she was seventeen, Broussard moved to New York City and began performing in clubs. She inked a publishing deal and lived in Los Angeles for a few years before returning to New York.

A successful Kickstarter campaign led to the release of Broussard's album Masquerade in 2010.15) In 2011, she was the runner-up in Rolling Stone magazine's “Choose the Cover” contest and appeared live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In 2012, Broussard was a contestant on the third season of The Voice, winning a spot on Team Blake after auditioning with her rendition of Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen.16)

In 2013, Broussard formed the indie rock band Secret Someones with Bess Rogers, Hannah Winkler, and Zach Jones.17) They released their debut self-titled album in 2015 through the label Cherrytree Records.18) In early 2016, the band announced an indefinite hiatus.19) Later in the year, she formed Jupiter Winter with Royce Whittaker.20)21)

Broussard began touring with The Midnight as a guitarist and vocalist during the band's Fall 2019 Tour.

Royce Whittaker

Royce Whittaker is a Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist who hails from Vancouver.22) His father was a musician and as such Whittaker was exposed to making music from a young age. At the age of seventeen, Whittaker began to write music and play guitar in a band, touring across Canada. From 2012-2014, he was a member of the Canadian metal band Incura.23)24)25)

Beginning in 2015, Whittaker worked as a guitar and sound tech for the band Marianas Trench, and toured extensively across the US and Canada with the band.26) In 2017, he joined the sound engineering company Electronic Creatives and began working as a playback engineer, touring with artists such as Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey.

In 2016, Whittaker partnered with Lelia Broussard to form Jupiter Winter. He is the main producer and instrumentalist in the group.

In 2019 Whittaker reunited with Marianas Trench, playing guitar, keys, and singing background vocals for the band as they toured the US, Canada, and Europe. He continues to work as a playback engineer for some of the world's top artists.

  • Monsters - featured artist, cowriter (Broussard), vocals (Broussard)


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The Midnight Remixed

The Midnight Remixed album cover

The Midnight Remixed is the first remix album from The Midnight. It was released through the label Silk Music on August 14, 2017.27) The album contains remixes of songs from Days of Thunder and Endless Summer.

Prior to the release of The Midnight Remixed, Silk Music issued singles for the songs WeMoveForward, Sunset, and Days of Thunder.28)29)30) These single releases included the original songs as well as their corresponding remixes that would later be included on the album. After the album's release, Synthetic was released as a single by Silk Music, with this single featuring five remixed versions of the song.31)

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The first collaboration between The Midnight and electronic music label Silk Music was the March 2016 release of the single WeMoveForward. This single included the original song, its instrumental version, and a new remix by Talamanca.32) Another single, Days Of Thunder, was released later that year in August and included the original song and a new remix by PROFF.33)

On July 24, 2017, a third single from Silk Music, Sunset, was announced.34) The same day, it was confirmed that a full remix album was coming with a scheduled release date of August 14, and the album art and tracklist were revealed.35)

The release was a success for the band and Silk Music, charting at number twenty-two on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.36)37) This was the first time a release by The Midnight charted on Billboard.38) Silk Music followed this up by releasing a fourth and final single on December 18, Synthetic.39) This single did not include the original song but instead featured five remixed versions of it.


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