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Tyler Lyle

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Tyler Lyle
Lyle performing live with The Midnight in 2022
Lyle performing live with The Midnight in 2022
Background information
Birth nameJamison Tyler Lyle
Born (1985-12-01) December 1, 1985 (age 38)
Carrollton, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
  • Folk
  • Americana
  • World
  • Country
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2007–present
Member of
Websitetylerlyle.com

Jamison Tyler Lyle[1] (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 and have continuously released new music since.

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

Lyle was born and raised in Carrollton, Georgia, the son of Mark and Deborah Lyle.[2] 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.[3]

Lyle was frequently around music growing up, being exposed to the musical genres of Country, Gospel, Bluegrass, and Classic rock.[4] His dad was the music minister at the family's church, and he grew up singing in the choir.[5] 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.[6]

Lyle attended college at Asbury University in Kentucky for one year before transferring to Georgia State University, earning a degree in philosophy in 2008.[7][8][9] After college, he used some money from a student loan to move to Prague and got certified to teach English as a foreign language.[10][11][8] He then relocated to Paris and began attending Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University to satisfy the requirements for his student visa.[12][9] 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.[6] He later returned to Georgia in 2009 to begin a music career.[9] To support himself, he worked a variety of odd jobs including roofing, landscaping, food delivery, and advertising.[13][14][15]

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.[16][9] 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.[3][17][18] Previous winners of the contest include John Mayer, Clay Cook, and Jennifer Nettles.[19] Lyle performed four original songs at the event: Closer to Me, Pretty Lady, Nashville, and The Secret.[20][21][22][23] The prize money helped Lyle fund and self-release his debut album The Golden Age & The Silver Girl the following year in July.[24] 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.[25][26][27]

Right after he finished making his debut album, Lyle moved to California to be closer to a new manager he had started working with,[28] and he later signed a publishing deal with Pulse Recordings.[10][11][29] 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.[25][11][30] 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.[31] 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.[25]

Lyle has said that his musical influences include Paul Simon, Garth Brooks, and his father Mark.[32]

The Midnight

Lyle performing live with The Midnight

In 2012, Lyle met Tim McEwan at a songwriter’s workshop in North Hollywood [33] arranged by his A&R representative Katie Donovan.[34] Bonding over a mutual love of 80's rock,[35] they began writing songs together and at McEwan’s suggestion based their sound on 80’s synth. The first song they wrote was WeMoveForward,[34][36] 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 and Comet, which were sung by McEwan. Many of The Midnight's songs have their roots in songs originally written and released by Lyle on one of his albums or his podcast, From The Secret Lair.

Regarding his approach to writing for The Midnight, Lyle has said:[37][38]

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.

Other work

Lyle performing at a solo show

Outside of The Midnight, Lyle continues to record and tour as a solo artist. Most recently, he embarked on a four show tour in the US in 2022 and his latest album, The Transcendentalists Part One, was released in June 2023.[39][40] 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.[2][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] Each episode generally consists of around three to six songs accompanied with commentary by Lyle.[47] The discussions touch on several topics, including his methods as a musician, sources of inspiration, philosophy, literature, and his southern upbringing. The first season featured 23 episodes that were recorded from his apartment in Brooklyn, New York.[48] The second season began in November 2020 and ran for eight episodes, with production moved to his home studio in Atlanta, Georgia.[49] The third season began in April 2023 and had nine episodes.[50]

Personal life

Outside of music, Lyle's interests include books, Tarot card reading, philosophy, and bourbon/whiskey. In September 2014, he married Anna Jimenez.[51][52] Jimenez contributed backing vocals to The Midnight's song Los Angeles.[53] Previously residing in Southern California and New York City, the Lyles now live in Atlanta, Georgia with their son, Beau.

References

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  30. "Sometimes, for love to come, love has to go | Sounds For The Soul". Sounds For The Soul. November 7, 2011. Archived from the original on June 15, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
  31. "The ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Awards". The ASCAP Foundation. January 1, 2013. Archived from the original on May 11, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
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  41. "Smith, Lyle & Moore Unravel the Makings of Debut 'EP1,' Release "Werewolf" - American Songwriter". American Songwriter. August 24, 2020. Archived from the original on July 11, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
  42. "Amelita - Court Yard Hounds | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. July 16, 2013. Archived from the original on November 27, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
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Souvenir

"Souvenir"
Song by The Midnight
from the album Heroes
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2022 (2022-09-09)
Length3:34
LabelCounter Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tim McEwan
Heroes track listing

Souvenir is a song by The Midnight. It is the eleventh track from their album Heroes.[1]

The song was written by band members Tyler Lyle and Tim McEwan alongside Royce Whittaker. It was produced by McEwan. It has a running time of three minutes and 34 seconds and is in the key of B-flat major. Originally titled Souvenir (v.), the song has its roots in Lyle's From The Secret Lair project, first appearing on episode three of season one before being released on his 2019 album The Floating Years. This version of Souvenir was included on the deluxe vinyl edition of Heroes.

Lyrics

Souvenirs of pioneers
Proof that the West was won
These rotten beams will tumble down
Replaced by the newer ones
Weren't we fine gunfighters in another time?
Were we celebrated writers after the war?
After the war

History repeats itself
But I don't know what for
I got all these souvenirs
But I can't seem to find you anymore

Souvenir
Now you're gone, now you're gone
You were here
I'm moving on, I'm moving on
How does it feel
After I'm gone
To be the ghost in the picture as it disappears
Souvenir

Souvenirs of privateers
Our black flag in the sun
Was taken down and passed around
And put in a museum

Weren't we fat cat tycoons in the Gilded Age
In flower children costumes in the Bay
High as a summer day

History repeats itself
But I don't know what for
I got all these souvenirs
But I can't seem to find you anymore

Souvenir
Now you're gone, now you're gone
You were here
I'm moving on, I'm moving on
How does it feel
After I'm gone
To be the ghost in the picture as it disappears

Our past is a foreign country
The neighborhoods have changed
I was the fool who got lucky
You were the fool who flew straight

Souvenir
Now you're gone, now you're gone
You were here
I'm moving on, I'm moving on
How does it feel
After I'm gone
To be the ghost in the picture as it disappears
Souvenir

The past is a foreign country
Our neighborhood is changed
And I was the fool who got lucky
You were the fool who flew straight

Official versions

Souvenir

from Heroes

Souvenir - Instrumental

from Heroes (& Instrumentals)

References

  1. "Souvenir | The Midnight". Bandcamp. September 9, 2022. Archived from the original on September 9, 2022. Retrieved September 9, 2022. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; October 12, 2022 suggested (help)

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Endless Summer

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Endless Summer is the first album by The Midnight. It was released independently by the band on August 5, 2016.[1] Sunset and Vampires were issued as singles prior to the album's release.[2][3]

On June 24, 2021, a 5 Year Anniversary Edition reissue of Endless Summer was released, containing two additional songs: Comet and Bend.[4]

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.[5] 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,[6] and an early snippet of Vampires was shared on the same day.[7] In March, early clips of Sunset and Daytona (then titled Daytona Beach) were shared.[8][9] In May, several new clips were posted, including another one of Endless Summer, another one for Sunset, and one for Nighthawks.[10][11][12] 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.[13] 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.[14] 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."[15] In September, now removed teasers of the album were uploaded to Soundcloud and Youtube.[16][17] In October, a small clip of an unknown song that did not make the album was shared.[18] 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.[19][20][21]

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

In 2017, electronic music label Silk Music issued two singles from Endless Summer containing remixes: Sunset, which was released on August 7,[40] and Synthetic, which released on December 18.[41] 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."[42] 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.

On June 24, 2021, a 5 Year Anniversary Edition reissue of Endless Summer was released, containing two additional songs: Comet and Bend.[43] 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.[44] It is the second song to release by The Midnight with vocals from Tim McEwan, following Synthetic.

Official description

The image of the perfect place - sun soaked and shining - the colors forever suspended in full bloom. This perfect place may not exist, but the longing for it does. In Brazil the word saudade means meta-nostalgia. Longing for a longing. The Endless Summer is the promise that it can stay this good forever. Maybe if we hold on tight enough the autumn won't come, love won't wither, we won't fade away. This album was written in Los Angeles and New York City with inspiration from Coney Island and Venice Beach and the Nighthawks in The East Village and the runaways headed for Hollywood and the Vampires haunting Midtown Manhattan. We see with fogged lenses. We remember through dirty glass, but we feel that impression of the sunset like an anchor on our heart - the colors over the Pacific as sharp as ever - even if we've never been to the ocean. Life has to change and continue on to the next season. Music can linger a bit.

[45]

Singles

Sunset
May 13, 2016
Vampires
June 10, 2016

Early song clips

Track listing

All tracks are written by Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle except where noted.

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:71:13

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.

Release history and variants

Digital release history for Endless Summer
Date Edition
August 5, 2016 Standard
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August 13, 2016 Instrumentals
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Only The Midnight instrumentals release to have unique artwork. Only includes songs that had vocals on the original release, except for Lonely City. Released just eight days after the vocal version, the shortest period of time between vocal and instrumental releases until Horror Show, whose vocal and instrumental versions were both available on release day by preordering a physical copy of the EP.
May 7, 2021 Stems
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Contains the 12 songs from the album denoted with BPMs plus 148 stem parts comprising all songs. The stems are not royalty free but projects and remixes made with them are allowed to be used on non-monetized platforms.
June 24, 2021 5 Year Anniversary Edition
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Released to commemorate the five-year anniversary of Endless Summer. Tracklist includes all 12 songs from the original release plus two new bonus tracks, Comet and Bend.
Physical release history for Endless Summer
Year Format Color/Design
2017 LP Black
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First pressing on vinyl. Endless Summer was the first release by The Midnight to get pressed on vinyl and the first to have a physical release in any format. Announced shortly after the digital release of the album, the project was funded through Qrates and was marketed as Endless Summer (Vocal Edition); none of the instrumental tracks were included in order to fit the record on one vinyl. 619 copies were funded, surpassing the target goal of 500. Records were shipped in May 2017. People who preordered the record received a download code for Bend, a song that was not made available again until the 2021 5 Year Anniversary Edtion reissue. Only The Midnight vinyl release to be pressed in the standard black color.
2018 Cassette White
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First tape variant. Was first offered for sale at the Spring 2018 shows with the remaining stock being sold online.
2018 Cassette Neon Pink
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Second tape variant.
2018 LP Clear
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Second vinyl variant and first variant to include the entire album. The album was remastered for this release. Preorders began in June 2018 and were shipped in September.
2021 CD -
TM Webstore 2021 Endless-Summer CD F.webp
Contains the 5 Year Anniversary Edition of the album.
2021 LP Pink/Blue Swirl
TM Web Music Endless-Summer LP Pink.webp
Third vinyl variant.

References

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