LA-based band The Midnight have unveiled their new single, “Change Your Heart Or Die”. Signifying a shift in sonic direction for The Midnight, “Change Your Heart Or Die” combines unashamedly bold guitar licks with infectious vocals–an anthemic jam that leaves a lasting impression.
Speaking on the record, the band shares, “Since we’ve begun touring, our music has continued to be influenced by communal, live experiences. This is something we’ve missed for the last two years. We wanted to write a song that was about having a collective experience with other people and singing something raw at the top of our lungs. This song, when you sing it together, becomes more than the sum of its parts.”
“The song started with the track idea for the verses, and Tyler had the lyrics which he had produced himself to a house track, but it wasn’t until we got the call and response chorus that the song took on the life of a metal anthem.”
The track will feature on their forthcoming album out later this year, and precedes their first UK and Ireland tour since the pandemic.
Consisting of songwriter Tyler Lyle and Danish producer Tim McEwan, The Midnight formed in 2012 feeling indebted to Johnny Jewel/Chromatics and Cliff Martinez’s OST Drive and the resurgence of classic synth sounds growing around its release, the pair wrote two singles “WeMoveForward” and “Gloria”, that would later be released as part of their debut EP ‘Days of Thunder’. The band then released 12-track LP ‘Endless Summer’ in 2016 and ‘Nocturnal’ the year after, which spent several weeks as a Bandcamp best-seller. This followed with 2018’s ‘Kids’ that reached #1 on the Billboard ‘Dance/Electronic’ charts. Their last album ‘Monsters’ came in 2020, and was praised by The Express as the band’s “most stylish and creative music yet.”
Over a few short years of forming, The Midnight have achieved over 452 million+ catalogue streams and 70 million+ YouTube channel views. They have grown from online cult fascination to international touring band, with sold out multiple worldwide tours from their past two albums. ‘Monsters’ alone sold over 50,000 equivalent albums worldwide, charting in the US, UK and Australia and sold out in every format, amassing 50 million+ streams within 18 months after its release.