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17th May, 2022
Tour - The Midnight is announced as part of the lineup for Music Midtown. The festival will take place September 17-18 in Atlanta.
10th May, 2022
Tour - The Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Tour concludes in Dublin, Ireland.
10th May, 2022
Tour - The Midnight is announced as part of the lineup for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The festival will take place over two weekends in October of this year.
8th May, 2022
Music - Tim McEwan announces that he is working on a solo EP under the moniker Varsity Blues.
4th May, 2022
Tour - The European leg of the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Tour has begun in Kingston, UK.
22nd April, 2022
Tour - Public sales of tickets has started for the Change Your Heart Tour.
20th April, 2022
Tour - Presales of tickets begin for the Change Your Heart Tour.

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Tyler Lyle

Tyler Lyle performing live with The Midnight

Tyler Lyle (born December 1, 1985) is an American musician who is the primary guitarist, vocalist and lyricist for The Midnight.

Born and raised in rural Georgia, Lyle began his career in music as a young adult and became regionally known after winning a songwriting contest in 2010. This led to the self-release of his debut album, gaining him national exposure, and he also began writing for other artists.

Lyle moved to Los Angeles in 2011, and in 2012 his A&R representative arranged for him to meet Danish producer Tim McEwan for a songwriting session. The two had an instant connection and began making music. Lyle and McEwan became a duo known as The Midnight and self-released their first extended play (EP) in 2014. Together, they have released two EPs, four albums, and two remix albums.[1][2]

Outside of The Midnight, Lyle continues to release solo work and regularly tours around the United States. In 2016, he began a semi-regular podcast titled From The Secret Lair that includes music and self-commentary. He is married and has one child.

Early life

Jamison Tyler Lyle[3] was born and raised in Carrollton, Georgia, the son of Mark and Deborah Lyle.[4] His father is also a musician and is the house-guitarist for the George Britt Band, who plays at the Lowell Opry House in Carrollton.[5]

Lyle was frequently around music growing up, being exposed to the musical genres of Country, Gospel, Bluegrass, and Classic rock.[6] His dad was the music minister at the family's church, and he grew up singing in the choir.[7] After initially having no interest in a music career as a child, Lyle began playing the guitar in high school, learning tabs from his father and online.[8]

Lyle attended college at Asbury University in Kentucky for one year before transferring to Georgia State University, earning a degree in philosophy in 2008.[9][10][11] After college, he used some money from a student loan to move to Prague and got certified to teach English as a foreign language.[12][13][10] He then relocated to Paris and began attending Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University to satisfy the requirements for his student visa.[14][11] When he wasn't working as a teacher or taking classes, Lyle performed at various bars and pubs around the city and began writing more music.[8] He later returned to Georgia in 2009 to begin a music career.[11] To support himself, he worked a variety of odd jobs including roofing, landscaping, food delivery, and advertising.[15][16][17]

Early career

Lyle performing at home in 2010

Working as a folk singer-songwriter since the age of 21, Lyle self-released his first record in 2007 and later released an EP in 2009.[18][11] He gained larger exposure in the summer of 2010 when he won the Open Mic Shootout at the music club Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia, taking home a cash prize of $1000.[5][19][20] Previous winners of the contest include John Mayer, Clay Cook, and Jennifer Nettles.[21] Lyle performed four original songs at the event: Closer to Me, Pretty Lady, Nashville, and The Secret.[22][23][24][25] The prize money helped Lyle fund and self-release his debut album The Golden Age & The Silver Girl the following year in July.[26] The entire album was recorded in just one day and it was later recognized by NPR World Café as one of the top albums of 2011.[27][28][29]

Right after he finished making his debut album, Lyle moved to California to be closer to a new manager he had started working with,[30] and he later signed a publishing deal with Pulse Recordings.[12][13][31] He lived in an old house in Laurel Canyon that once belonged to Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie before moving to an apartment by the beach in Santa Monica with a roommate from college.[27][13][32] Lyle continued self-releasing music throughout 2012 and 2013, and in 2013 he was the recipient of the Harald Adamson Lyric Award for pop music from the ASCAP Foundation.[33] During this time, he continued making occasional appearances at Eddie's Attic and toured throughout the country with other musicians, additionally playing shows at several music festivals including SXSW, Noise Pop, and MusicfestNW.[27]

Lyle has said that his musical influences include Paul Simon, Garth Brooks, and his father Mark.[34]

The Midnight

Lyle performing live with The Midnight

In 2012, Lyle met Tim McEwan at a songwriter’s workshop in North Hollywood [35] arranged by his A&R representative Katie Donovan.[36] Bonding over a mutual love of 80's rock,[37] they began writing songs together and at McEwan’s suggestion based their sound on 80’s synth. The first song they wrote was WeMoveForward,[36][38] and their first release as a duo under The Midnight moniker came in July 2014 with the extended play Days of Thunder. Lyle serves as the band's primary vocalist and guitarist is credited with writing the majority of the band’s lyrics. He has been the main vocalist in every The Midnight song containing vocals except for Synthetic, which was written and sung by McEwan.

Regarding his approach to writing for The Midnight, Lyle has said:[39][40]

I write The Midnight lyrically (mostly) as the fantasy that I never experienced. I lean a bit utopian sometimes and let the images get grander than I experienced. I was on the debate team. I had a lisp. I was really into Syphon Filter. The fun is in the make believe.

I write everyday. Some of it goes in The Midnight folder. Some of it goes off into far far away places. It works best when Tim has a cool musical skeleton and I have a cool lyrical skeleton we can smush together and build together.

Several songs originally written and performed by Lyle have been remade or remixed as The Midnight songs, including Lost & Found, Brooklyn, and Sometimes She Smiles.

Other work

Outside of The Midnight, Lyle continues to record and tour as a solo artist. Not long after his move to Los Angeles, Lyle formed with Andrew Smith and Jack Moore the group Smith, Lyle, and Moore, whose first EP was released in August 2020.[41] In 2012, he co-wrote two songs for Court Yard Hounds that appeared on their album Amelita.[4][42] His songs have been heard on the US television shows Hart of Dixie, Private Practice, and Gossip Girl.[43][44][45]

In January 2016, he began a monthly podcast titled From The Secret Lair,[46] with each episode consisting of a short three to six-song album alongside commentary by Lyle.[47] The first season featured twenty-three episodes that were recorded from his apartment in Brooklyn, New York, after which the podcast went on hiatus.[48] It was relaunched in Fall 2020 and the second season debuted that November, with episodes now being recorded from his home studio in Atlanta, Georgia.[49]

Personal life

Outside of music, Lyle's interests include books, Tarot card reading, philosophy, and bourbon/whiskey. In September 2014, he married Anna Jimenez.[50][51] Jimenez has performed backing vocals on a few of Lyle's songs and some of The Midnight's songs.[52] Previously residing in Southern California and New York City, the Lyles now live in Atlanta, Georgia with their son, Beau.

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Prom Night

Prom Night single

Prom Night[1] is a song by The Midnight. It is the fourth and final single and seventh track from their album Monsters. The single was released on June 24, 2020.[2][3]

Track info

Prom Night promotional poster

The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle and produced by McEwan. The guitar on Prom Night was performed by Izzy Fontaine. It has a running time of five minutes and two seconds and is in the key of C major.

On Twitter, Lyle commented on the lyrics of Prom Night:[4]

Even writing it, the line “pretty girl’s hand” struck me as too conventional and not universal enough BUT. that was my own prom experience. 11th grade. Allyson in a pink dress with pink gloves. We started the night friends but I held that pink gloved hand- yes I did.

During an interview with Magnetic Magazine, the band further elaborated on the song:[5]

Tim: As a Scandinavian, this is a strictly American thing and I was inspired by the movies I watched as a kid that all depicted prom as this coming of age thing that everything led up to. I wanted the track to feel like it could play at the end credits of a film like The Breakfast Club.

Tyler:

Senior Prom 2004

She was a cheerleader. I was a nerd with a lisp on the debate team who had never been kissed. Against all odds, when I asked her to go to prom, she said yes.

The afternoon of the dance, we were walking, side by side in the early evening light, talking about nothing in particular. We’d become better friends in the weeks leading up to prom. She wore a pink silk dress with long pink gloves that went almost to her elbows. Suddenly I felt something new. She looked at me, and I noticed her looking. Her eyes were fixed. She had a curious smile. I noticed our hands were almost touching. In that moment, I felt abject terror; like the world was opening up to swallow me whole, like I was about to jump off of a cliff into nothing. I saw the window closing on the moment, took a big breath, and against all odds, moved my fingers towards hers, she moved hers towards mine. All of a sudden, there we were, in a miracle of a moment, suspended in bliss. She became my first girlfriend.

And yet, time takes no prisoners.

David Foster Wallace says that every love story is a ghost story too. If I can forget how that relationship ended, and forget the string of love and loss over the next decade; if I can trim the footage just right, the memory still plays like a love story, forever in bloom, suspended, impossibly holding that pink gloved hand. And, if I really focus, I can balance myself in that moment, standing between two worlds, with that interior voice imploring me, “hey. idiot. hold her hand.” Some ghost stories are love stories too.

Prom Playlister

To promote the release of Prom Night, The Midnight released a tool on their website, the Prom Playlister, where one can enter their name and the month/year they went to prom.[6] After submitting this info, the tool will create a personalized Spotify playlist with custom artwork featuring the person's name and songs that were popular at the time of the date entered. The playlist will also include the singles that were released from Monsters.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle.
Prom Night
No.TitleLength
1."Prom Night"5:02
2."Dance With Somebody"4:17
3."Deep Blue"3:57
4."America Online"5:49
Total length:19:05

Lyrics

There’s an open road
And now an open door
And a pretty girl’s hand
Beside yours


Do you know what to do
As she looks at you
Can leap from the ledge
And bridge the two halves of the world

Hold her hand
We’ll never pass this way again
Hold her hand
Forever or a slow dance
A breath as deep as you make
There’s a chance if you take it
And a heart that you break is still a heart
Hold her hand

There’s an open floor
As the chorus soars
And a pretty girl’s hand
Beside yours

Who knows what you’ll find
But the threshold shines
Can you leap from the ledge and bridge the two halves of the world

Hold her hand
We’ll never pass this way again
Hold her hand
Forever or a slow dance
A breath as deep as you make
There’s a chance if you take it
And a heart that you break is still a heart
Hold her hand

Prom night turns to daylight rediscovered
Friends become lovers under covers

Hold her hand
We’ll never pass this way again
Hold her hand
Forever or a slow dance
A breath as deep as you make
There’s a chance if you take it
And a heart that you break is still a heart
Hold her hand

Lyrics source[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Prom Night | The Midnight". Bandcamp. July 10, 2020. Archived from the original on April 8, 2022. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/CB0wdojJqAi/
  3. https://www.deezer.com/us/album/153609672
  4. https://twitter.com/tylerlyle/status/1278425387333292034
  5. Middleton, Ryan (July 10, 2020). "The Director's Cut: The Midnight - MONSTERS - Magnetic Magazine". Magnetic Magazine. Archived from the original on March 28, 2022. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  6. https://promnight.themidnightofficial.com/

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Endless Summer

Endless Summer album cover

Endless Summer is the first album from The Midnight. It was released independently by the band on August 5, 2016.[1] The instrumental version of the album was released on August 13, 2016.[2]

Two singles were released from Endless Summer prior to the album's release: Sunset, which was released on May 13, 2016[3] and Vampires, which released on June 10, 2016.[4]

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.[5]

Background and composition

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.[6] 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,[7] and an early snippet of Vampires was shared on the same day.[8] In March, early clips of Sunset and Daytona (then titled Daytona Beach) were shared.[9][10] In May, several new clips were posted, including another one of Endless Summer, another one for Sunset, and one for Nighthawks.[11][12][13] 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.[14] 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.[15] 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."[16] In September, now removed teasers of the album were uploaded to Soundcloud and Youtube.[17][18] In October, a small clip of an unknown song that did not make the album was shared.[19] 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.[20][21][22]

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,[23] 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.[24] 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.[25] An early clip of Memories was shared in April,[26] and McEwan stated in a Facebook comment that writing for the album was complete and the production of tracks was in progress.[27] He additionally mentioned in a separate post that the album would have a more "noir" feel compared to Days of Thunder.[28] At the beginning of May, Sunset was announced as the first official single from Endless Summer.[29] The single was officially released on May 13.[30] 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.[31] In early June, a second single Vampires was announced and was officially released on June 10.[32][33] More clips continued to be shared after the release of the two singles. A longer clip of Crockett's Revenge was shared in June,[34] and in July a snippet of The Comeback Kid was posted.[35] On July 25, the album was officially announced and given a release date of August 5.[36] The album artwork was also revealed. On August 1, the tracklist was revealed.[37] Endless Summer officially released on August 5, receiving positive reviews from critics.[38][39][40]

In 2017, electronic music label Monstercat Silk issued two singles from Endless Summer containing remixes: Sunset, which was released on August 7,[41] and Synthetic, which released on December 18.[42] 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."[43] 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.[44]

On June 24, 2021, a 5 Year Anniversary Edition reissue of Endless Summer was released, containing two additional songs: Comet and Bend.[45] 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.[46] It is the second song to release by The Midnight with vocals from Tim McEwan, following Synthetic.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle except where noted. All tracks are produced by Tim McEwan.
Endless Summer
No.TitleLength
1."Endless Summer"6:45
2."Sunset"5:26
3."Daytona"4:52
4."Jason (feat. Nikki Flores)" (McEwan, Lyle, Nikki Flores)5:31
5."Synthetic"3:19
6."The Equaliser (Not Alone)"3:49
7."The Comeback Kid"5:21
8."Vampires"5:17
9."Crockett's Revenge"5:22
10."Nighthawks" (McEwan, Lyle, Oliver McEwan)3:48
11."Lonely City"5:14
12."Memories"6:19
Total length:61:03


5 Year Anniversary Edition
No.TitleLength
13."Comet"5:17
14."Bend"4:53
Total length:71:07


Endless Summer (The Instrumentals)
No.TitleLength
1."Endless Summer - Instrumental"6:45
2."Sunset - Instrumental"5:26
3."Jason - Instrumental"5:31
4."Synthetic - Instrumental"3:18
5."The Comeback Kid - Instrumental"5:21
6."Vampires - Instrumental"5:15
7."Nighthawks - Instrumental"3:48
8."Lonely City"5:14
9."Memories - Instrumental"6:19
Total length:47:01

Credits
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.

References

  1. https://themidnight.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer
  2. https://themidnight.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer-the-instrumentals
  3. "Sunset | The Midnight". Bandcamp. May 13, 2016. Archived from the original on April 8, 2022. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  4. https://themidnight.bandcamp.com/track/vampires
  5. https://themidnight.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer-5-year-anniversary-edition
  6. https://www.facebook.com/1396858670538948/videos/1513580545533426
  7. https://www.facebook.com/TheMidnightOfficial/photos/a.1423071464584335/1529621617262652
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