Heroes
by The Midnight

— Released 9th September 2022 on Counter Records

“The last 2 years have been so hard for so many people. ‘Heartbeat’ is a reminder that love and empathy is not a finite resource. There is love enough.” – The Midnight

The Midnight are thrilled to be announcing their new full-length studio album Heroes – due out September 9th via Counter Records. Along with the news, the band is releasing the celebratory new single “Heartbeat” – a rousing and electrifying track that helps set the tone for the album, which was written d...

“The last 2 years have been so hard for so many people. ‘Heartbeat’ is a reminder that love and empathy is not a finite resource. There is love enough.” – The Midnight

The Midnight are thrilled to be announcing their new full-length studio album Heroes – due out September 9th via Counter Records. Along with the news, the band is releasing the celebratory new single “Heartbeat” – a rousing and electrifying track that helps set the tone for the album, which was written during isolation by the band’s Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle. Heroes represents a clear sonic shift for the duo, who have expanded their lineup to include three live musicians – Lelia Broussard on bass, Royce Whittaker on guitar, and Justin Klunk on saxophone and synth – with both Broussard and Whittaker working alongside them on the new LP which was produced by McEwan and mixed by Ingmar Carlson (Tate McCrae, Disclosure, Carly Rae Jepsen). 

Heroes is also the third in a trilogy of albums that started with 2018’s Kids – which reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart – and was followed in 2020 with Monsters. “…for me, Kids is self-knowledge, Monsters is self-love, and then Heroes is empathy,” said Lyle. “I got into depth psychology and this idea of etiology, the way a human forms,” he said about Heroes, adding that “the world doesn't get better but we do. We grow into ourselves. We grow into our voice.” 

You can hear this shift in the new songs which are more visceral and warmer. For a band that started as a synth-heavy duo, they have come a long way – creating fully realized arena worthy songs. From new single “Heartbeat” with its Van Halen-inspired synth leads, echoing drums, layered vocal chants and an explosive chorus to last month’s single, the propulsive guitar-laden “Change Your Heart or Die” – Heroes ushers in The Midnight’s next era with some of their biggest and boldest songs yet. 

While taking a huge sonic step forward on Heroes, the band’s music still possesses the dramatic and nostalgic streak they’ve become known for since their 2014 debut in EP Days of Thunder. The new LP also reflects the confidence they’ve gained in their songwriting thanks in part due to their expanded live lineup. The band’s vivid sound is well-suited to full rock instrumentation, and the five-piece has cemented that in front on massive sold-out crowds this past year in 1-2k-capacity venues, up from 500-capacity clubs in 2019 and looking ahead to selling out London’s 5k-person Brixton Academy and similar sized venues in 2022. 

Heroes is an album of songs about togetherness and trials won by love. Listen to both “Heartbeat” and “Change Your Heart or Die” now. 

Heroes
by The Midnight

— Released 9th September 2022 on Counter Records

Physical

3xLP (COUNT234X)

Triple translucent marbled violet 140g vinyl with lenticular cover art, gatefold sleeve, printed inners, sticker sheet and photo booklet with gloss and embossed details. Includes WAV/MP3 download code redeemable from Counter Records. Vinyl colour and pattern may vary.

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 9th September 2022.

£46.00
 
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Double translucent blue 140g vinyl housed in gloss varnish sleeve with printed inner sleeves. Includes WAV/MP3 download code redeemable from Counter Records.

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£24.00
 
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£12.00
 
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£11.00
 

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3xLP (COUNT234X)

Triple translucent marbled violet 140g vinyl with lenticular cover art, gatefold sleeve, printed inners, sticker sheet and photo booklet with gloss and embossed details. Includes WAV/MP3 download code redeemable from Counter Records. Vinyl colour and pattern may vary.

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£24.00
MP3 (COUNTDNL234)

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Cassette (COUNTCAS234)

Translucent blue tape cassette housed in library case with fold out J-card insert.

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Tracklist

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  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Golden Gate
  2. 2
    Brooklyn. Friday. Love.
  3. 3
    Heartbeat
  4. 4
    A Place of Her Own
  5. 5
    Heroes
  6. 6
    Heart Worth Breaking
  7. 7
    Loved by You
  8. 8
    Aerostar
  9. 9
    Change Your Heart or Die
  10. 10
    Avalanche
  11. 11
    Souvenir
  12. 12
    Photograph
  13. 13
    Energy Never Dies, It Just Transforms
  14.  
    Play All (4)
  1. 1
    Golden Gate
  2. 2
    Brooklyn. Friday. Love.
  3. 3
    Heartbeat
  4. 4
    A Place of Her Own
  5. 5
    Heroes
  6. 6
    Heart Worth Breaking
  7. 7
    Loved by You
  8. 8
    Aerostar
  9. 9
    Change Your Heart or Die
  10. 10
    Avalanche
  11. 11
    Souvenir
  12. 12
    Photograph
  13. 13
    Energy Never Dies, It Just Transforms
  14.  
    Play All (4)
  1. 1
    Golden Gate
  2. 2
    Brooklyn. Friday. Love.
  3. 3
    Heartbeat
  4. 4
    A Place of Her Own
  5. 5
    Heroes
  6. 6
    Heart Worth Breaking
  7. 7
    Loved by You
  8. 8
    Aerostar
  9. 9
    Change Your Heart or Die
  10. 10
    Avalanche
  11. 11
    Souvenir
  12. 12
    Photograph
  13. 13
    Energy Never Dies, It Just Transforms
  14.  
    Play All (4)
  1. 1
    Golden Gate
  2. 2
    Brooklyn. Friday. Love.
  3. 3
    Heartbeat
  4. 4
    A Place of Her Own
  5. 5
    Heroes
  6. 6
    Heart Worth Breaking
  7. 7
    Loved by You
  8. 8
    Aerostar
  9. 9
    Change Your Heart or Die
  10. 10
    Avalanche
  11. 11
    Souvenir
  12. 12
    Photograph
  13. 13
    Energy Never Dies, It Just Transforms
  14.  
    Play All (4)
  1. 1
    Golden Gate
  2. 2
    Brooklyn. Friday. Love.
  3. 3
    Heartbeat
  4. 4
    A Place of Her Own
  5. 5
    Heroes
  6. 6
    Heart Worth Breaking
  7. 7
    Loved by You
  8. 8
    Aerostar
  9. 9
    Change Your Heart or Die
  10. 10
    Avalanche
  11. 11
    Souvenir
  12. 12
    Photograph
  13. 13
    Energy Never Dies, It Just Transforms
  14.  
    Play All (4)
  1. 1
    Golden Gate
  2. 2
    Brooklyn. Friday. Love.
  3. 3
    Heartbeat
  4. 4
    A Place of Her Own
  5. 5
    Heroes
  6. 6
    Heart Worth Breaking
  7. 7
    Loved by You
  8. 8
    Aerostar
  9. 9
    Change Your Heart or Die
  10. 10
    Avalanche
  11. 11
    Souvenir
  12. 12
    Photograph
  13. 13
    Energy Never Dies, It Just Transforms
  14.  
    Play All (4)

“The last 2 years have been so hard for so many people. ‘Heartbeat’ is a reminder that love and empathy is not a finite resource. There is love enough.” – The Midnight

The Midnight are thrilled to be announcing their new full-length studio album Heroes – due out September 9th via Counter Records. Along with the news, the band is releasing the celebratory new single “Heartbeat” – a rousing and electrifying track that helps set the tone for the album, which was written d...

“The last 2 years have been so hard for so many people. ‘Heartbeat’ is a reminder that love and empathy is not a finite resource. There is love enough.” – The Midnight

The Midnight are thrilled to be announcing their new full-length studio album Heroes – due out September 9th via Counter Records. Along with the news, the band is releasing the celebratory new single “Heartbeat” – a rousing and electrifying track that helps set the tone for the album, which was written during isolation by the band’s Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle. Heroes represents a clear sonic shift for the duo, who have expanded their lineup to include three live musicians – Lelia Broussard on bass, Royce Whittaker on guitar, and Justin Klunk on saxophone and synth – with both Broussard and Whittaker working alongside them on the new LP which was produced by McEwan and mixed by Ingmar Carlson (Tate McCrae, Disclosure, Carly Rae Jepsen). 

Heroes is also the third in a trilogy of albums that started with 2018’s Kids – which reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart – and was followed in 2020 with Monsters. “…for me, Kids is self-knowledge, Monsters is self-love, and then Heroes is empathy,” said Lyle. “I got into depth psychology and this idea of etiology, the way a human forms,” he said about Heroes, adding that “the world doesn't get better but we do. We grow into ourselves. We grow into our voice.” 

You can hear this shift in the new songs which are more visceral and warmer. For a band that started as a synth-heavy duo, they have come a long way – creating fully realized arena worthy songs. From new single “Heartbeat” with its Van Halen-inspired synth leads, echoing drums, layered vocal chants and an explosive chorus to last month’s single, the propulsive guitar-laden “Change Your Heart or Die” – Heroes ushers in The Midnight’s next era with some of their biggest and boldest songs yet. 

While taking a huge sonic step forward on Heroes, the band’s music still possesses the dramatic and nostalgic streak they’ve become known for since their 2014 debut in EP Days of Thunder. The new LP also reflects the confidence they’ve gained in their songwriting thanks in part due to their expanded live lineup. The band’s vivid sound is well-suited to full rock instrumentation, and the five-piece has cemented that in front on massive sold-out crowds this past year in 1-2k-capacity venues, up from 500-capacity clubs in 2019 and looking ahead to selling out London’s 5k-person Brixton Academy and similar sized venues in 2022. 

Heroes is an album of songs about togetherness and trials won by love. Listen to both “Heartbeat” and “Change Your Heart or Die” now.