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Because The Night

Because The Night1)2) is a song by The Midnight featuring Nikki Flores. It is the sixth and final track from their EP Horror Show. It is a cover of the original 1978 song by Patti Smith Group.

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The song was written by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith and produced by Tim McEwan. It has a running time of three minutes and thirty-six seconds and is in the key of D major. The saxophone on Because The Night was performed by Jesse Molloy.

Take me now, baby, here as I am
Pull me close, try and understand
Desire is hunger, is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed
Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
Take my hand, come under cover
They can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Have I doubt when I'm alone
Love is a ring, the telephone
Love is an angel disguised as lust
Here in our bed 'til the morning comes
Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun descends
They can't touch you now
Can't touch you now
Can't touch you now

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

With love we sleep
With doubt the vicious circle turns and burns
Without you I cannot live
Forgive, the yearning burning
I believe it's time, too real to feel
So touch me now, touch me now, touch me now

Oh, because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
If we believe in the night we trust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us


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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.3)

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 2017.4) To date, three singles by Jupiter Winter have been released on Bandcamp: Comeback, Lifetime, and Atmosphere.5)

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)6)7) was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.8) 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 2004.9)10) Her next album, Lil-yah, came in 2005.11)12) 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 2010.13) 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.14)

In 2013, Broussard formed the indie rock band Secret Someones with Bess Rogers, Hannah Winkler, and Zach Jones.15) They released their debut self-titled album in 2015 through the label Cherrytree Records.16) In early 2016, the band announced an indefinite hiatus.17) Later in the year, she formed Jupiter Winter with Royce Whittaker.18)19)

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.20) 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.21)22)23)

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.24) 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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Endless Summer

Endless Summer album cover
Instrumental version cover

Endless Summer is the first album from The Midnight. It was released independently by the band on August 5, 2016.25) The instrumental version of the album was released on August 13, 2016.26)

Two singles were released from Endless Summer prior to the album's release: Sunset, which was released on May 13, 201627) and Vampires, which released on June 10, 2016.28)

On June 24, 2021, a 5 Year Anniversary Edition reissue of Endless Summer was released, containing two additional songs not included in the original release.29)

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Endless Summer is the first full-length album from The Midnight, arriving two years after the band's debut EP Days of Thunder. The band announced on social media in January 2015 that new material was being worked on, and a clip of what would become the song Endless Summer was posted.30) Previews of new songs continued to be shared over the remainder of the year. In February, Tim McEwan posted a photo of himself and Tyler Lyle in the studio,31) and an early snippet of Vampires was shared on the same day.32) In March, early clips of Sunset and Daytona (then titled Daytona Beach) were shared.33)34) In May, several new clips were posted, including another one of Endless Summer, another one for Sunset, and one for Nighthawks.35)36)37) Also in May, a snippet of a new song presumably called She Was Dreamin' of Boys (featuring vocals by McEwan) was posted, but the song did not make the final album.38) A small snip of the album artwork (done by Taylor Allen) was revealed in July, and at that time the release was referred to as an EP.39) It was announced in August that the release of the EP/album was still several months away, with McEwan citing a desire to “push the envelope on the synthwave genre.”40) In September, now removed teasers of the album were uploaded to Soundcloud and Youtube.41)42) In October, a small clip of an unknown song that did not make the album was shared.43) In November, a clip of The Equaliser (Not Alone) was posted, and the song was slated to be released in December, but it was not actually released until March 2016, when it was featured on the Drive Radio compilation Selection Volume 1.44)45)46)

Throughout the first half of 2016, more information about the forthcoming album continued to be shared by the band. A snippet of Crockett's Revenge was posted on social media in March,47) and it was announced that Thomas Edinger, who played saxophone on the Days of Thunder EP, would be playing saxophone on three songs on the new album.48) Tim McEwan also said around this time that he expected the album/EP to have around eight to ten tracks, with a few instrumentals and one or two songs with him on vocals.49) An early clip of Memories was shared in April,50) and McEwan stated in a Facebook comment that writing for the album was complete and the production of tracks was in progress.51) He additionally mentioned in a separate post that the album would have a more “noir” feel compared to Days of Thunder.52) At the beginning of May, Sunset was announced as the first official single from Endless Summer.53) The single was officially released on May 13.54) Later that month, McEwan said that the album was likely to be released in June, noting that the production of Sunset took longer than expected and stated further that more singles would be released in the meantime.55) In early June, a second single Vampires was announced and was officially released on June 10.56)57) More clips continued to be shared after the release of the two singles. A longer clip of Crockett's Revenge was shared in June,58) and in July a snippet of The Comeback Kid was posted.59) On July 25, the album was officially announced and given a release date of August 5.60) The album artwork was also revealed. On August 1, the tracklist was revealed.61) Endless Summer officially released on August 5, receiving positive reviews from critics.62)63)64)

In 2017, electronic music label Silk Music issued two singles from Endless Summer containing remixes: Sunset, which was released on August 7,65) and Synthetic, which released on December 18.66) These singles lead to the eventual release of the band's first remix album, The Midnight Remixed.

Endless Summer contains the song Synthetic, which until the 2021 5 Year Anniversary Edition reissue was the only released The Midnight song with vocals written and sung by band member Tim McEwan. The album also features the band's first collaboration with Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Nikki Flores on the track Jason. The band would later collaborate with Flores again on the songs Light Years and Because The Night, and she has also toured with the band several times. McEwan said that the album's title was derived from a 1966 surf documentary film he watched titled The Endless Summer, stating that it gave him “this yearning for summer never to end.”67) He suggested this name to Tyler Lyle and encouraged him to use it as a basis for lyrics for a track idea he had, which resulted in the song Endless Summer and the album being given the title as well.

The instrumental version of Endless Summer was released on August 13, 2016.68)

On June 24, 2021, a 5 Year Anniversary Edition reissue of Endless Summer was released, containing two additional songs: Comet and Bend.69) Bend was originally released as a bonus track for pre-ordering the first pressing of the Endless Summer vinyl release. Comet is a song that was teased on the band's Facebook page back in 2016 but had been otherwise unreleased.70) It is the second song to release by The Midnight with vocals from Tim McEwan, following Synthetic.

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1. Endless Summer 6:45
2. Sunset 5:26
3. Daytona 4:52
4. Jason (feat. Nikki Flores) 5:31
5. Synthetic 3:19
6. The Equalizer (Not Alone) 3:49
7. The Comeback Kid 5:21
8. Vampires 5:17
9. Crockett's Revenge 5:22
10. Nighthawks 3:48
11. Lonely City 5:14
12. Memories 6:19
5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION reissue
13. Comet 5:17
14. Bend 4:53
TOTAL LENGTH (ORIGINAL RELEASE) 1:01:03

Credits
All songs written by Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle except for Jason, which was written by Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle, and Nikki Flores, and Nighthawks, which was written by Tim McEwan, Tyler Lyle, and Oliver McEwan. All songs produced by Tim McEwan.
Additional instrumentation was provided by Thomas Edinger (saxophone), Johannes Jørgensen (guitar on Sunset), Mads Storm (synth solo on Daytona), and Nikki Flores (vocals on Jason). All tracks mixed by Tim McEwan. All tracks mastered by Anders Schumann at Studio C4 in Copenhagen except for Bend and Comet which were mastered by Tim McEwan.


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