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From the Floppy Disk

Never Enough (The Midnight Remix)

Shapes and Outlines (The Remixes) album cover

Never Enough is a song originally by Scavenger Hunt that was remixed by The Midnight. The remix was released on November 8, 2016 as the second track from the album Shapes and Outlines (The Remixes).1)

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The original song Never Enough2) is from the album Shapes and Outlines.3) It was written by Dan Mufson and Jill Lamoureux.4)

Is there something in between
What I want, what I need? (what I need?)
It's too late to fall asleep
I've tried to rest, I've tried to dream (tried to dream)

I can't think, can't see straight
I can't breathe, no, I can't wait
Oh no (oh no), oh no

Is there something in between
What I want, what I need? (what I need?)

Too much is never enough
No, it's never enough for me
It keeps breathing me alive
It's the only thing I need to survive

Won't someone save me, please?
Cause I need a remedy (remedy)
Desire's my disease
Always seems to follow me (follow me)

I don't wanna bear this weight
I don't wanna see my fate
Oh no (oh no), oh no

Won't someone save me, please?
Cause I need a remedy (remedy)

Too much is never enough
No, it's never enough for me
It keeps breathing me alive
It's the only thing I need to survive

(Too much is never enough)
(Too much is never enough, never enough for me)
(Too much is never enough)
(Too much is never enough, never enough for me)
(Too much is never enough)
(Too much is never enough, never enough for me)
(Too much is never enough)
(Too much is never enough, never enough for me)

Too much is never enough
No, it's never enough for me
It's close enough to touch
Cause too much is never enough

Too much is never enough
No, it's never enough for me
It keeps breathing me alive
It's the only thing I need to survive

(Too much is never enough)
(Too much is never enough, never enough for me)
(Too much is never enough)
(Too much is never enough, never enough for me)

(Too much is never enough, never enough for me)
(Too much is never enough, never enough for me)

Lyrics source5)


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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.6)

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 2017.7) To date, three singles by Jupiter Winter have been released on Bandcamp: Comeback, Lifetime, and Atmosphere.8)

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)9)10) was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.11) 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 2004.12)13) Her next album, Lil-yah, came in 2005.14)15) 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 2010.16) 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.17)

In 2013, Broussard formed the indie rock band Secret Someones with Bess Rogers, Hannah Winkler, and Zach Jones.18) They released their debut self-titled album in 2015 through the label Cherrytree Records.19) In early 2016, the band announced an indefinite hiatus.20) Later in the year, she formed Jupiter Winter with Royce Whittaker.21)22)

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.23) 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.24)25)26)

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.27) 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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Kids

Kids album cover

Kids is the third album from The Midnight. It was released independently by the band on September 21, 2018.28) The instrumental version of the album was released on October 30, 2018.29)

Kids was preceded by the release of three singles. Lost Boy was the first single and was released on July 13, 2018.30) The second single, America 2, was released on August 3, 2018.31) The third and final single was Arcade Dreams, releasing on September 7, 2018.32)

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The Midnight's previous album Nocturnal featured a distinctive dark, noir sound. For the next album, Tim McEwan expressed a desire to move away from this sound and create music that was more upbeat and happy, but still had some hints of sadness.33) Inspired by the television show Stranger Things and the idea of living in the memories of childhood, McEwan called Tyler Lyle the day after the release of Nocturnal and shared this vision with him. Lyle was receptive to the idea, and thus the process of creating Kids began.

One of the first public mentions of a new release came during a November 2017 interview with Vehlinggo shortly after the release of Nocturnal. McEwan revealed that a new and more “summer feeling” EP was in development and that it was planned to be released in the spring or summer of 2018.34) Giving an early hint at the theme, he stated, “I like to think about it as what the kids from Stranger Things are listening to when they’re not chasing monsters.” The band said on social media in March 2018 that the next album would be “dedicated to the disaffected youth.”35) In May, more info about the new album's direction and theme were shared, with the band stating the “the opening track on our next album is gonna hit you right in the feels” and that it would be their most ambitious album to date - the most challenging so far for McEwan as a producer.36) They also said that “A lot of the tracks on our new album are dedicated to late nights on the Internet.”37)

On July 2, 2018, it was announced on the band's social media that a new single was imminent.38) On July 6, a small snippet of the single's artwork was shown and a release date of July 13 was given.39) The next day, the single was confirmed to be Lost Boy40) and the full artwork was revealed on July 11.41) On July 28, another single was teased.42) On August 1, the second single was revealed to be America 2 and was slated for an August 3 release.43) More songs were hinted at on August 11, 44) and on August 16 Kids was officially revealed with a video trailer.45) The trailer played a small snippet from Kids (Reprise) and gave a release date of September 21 for the album. On September 5, Arcade Dreams was announced as the third and final single from Kids and was released on September 7.46)

Kids was officially released on September 21, 2018.47) Despite receiving more mixed reviews compared to previous The Midnight releases,48)49)50)51)52) Kids was a successful release for the band commercially, debuting at number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart with week one sales of 2000 copies.53) It also charted at number twelve on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart, number two on the Heatseekers Albums chart, and number thirteen on the Independent Albums chart.54)

The title Kids was suggested early in development by McEwan, with Lyle also approving of the name. At the time, he and his wife Anna were expecting their first child.55) The first song created for Kids was Lost Boy, an old track of The Midnight's that had been written back in 2015 with Finnish DJ Lenno Linjama.56) The song was originally titled In The Dark and had a more house feel compared to the final version. Although the band liked the track, they felt it wouldn't have fit well on Nocturnal and held the song out for a future release instead. Deciding to use the song for Kids, McEwan took the original demo and rebuilt the song, doubling the tempo and running the melody and beats in half-time. In the words of McEwan, Lost Boy would be a table-setter for the rest of Kids, which the band considers to be their first “theme” album.57) The album was originally planned to be longer with more tracks, but it was decided to shorten the release to reduce Lyle's workload while he was caring for his newborn son.58) The band eventually decided to make Kids a trilogy, with the following album Monsters being the sequel to Kids and the trilogy closing with a yet to be named album.

The artwork for Kids was designed by Aaron Campbell, who also designed all the artwork for the album's singles as well.59) The date on the album art for Kids, October 18, 1985, is a reference to the North American launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The instrumental version of the Kids was released on October 30, 2018.60)

# TITLE LENGTH
1. Youth 3:09
2. Wave 4:31
3. Kids (Prelude) 2:13
4. Lost Boy 4:37
5. Saturday Mornings (Interlude) 0:57
6. Explorers 4:16
7. America 2 4:01
8. Arcade Dreams 4:03
9. Kids (Reprise) 6:04
TOTAL LENGTH 33:51

Credits
All songs written by Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle except for Lost Boy, which was written by Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle, and Lenno Linjama. All songs produced by Tim McEwan.
Additional instrumentation was provided by Kasper Falkenberg (guitar on Wave and background guitar on Kids (Reprise)) and The West Los Angeles Children's Choir (children's choir on Kids (Reprise)).
The album was mixed by Tim McEwan and mastered by Anders Schumann. The children's choir was recorded at Red Bull Studios Los Angeles and engineered by James Musshorn.
Artwork by Aaron Campbell.


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