Morning Midnight is a juxtaposition that makes sense from the jump, the bedroom-pop duo are made up of singer-songwriter Jordan Scott, whose personal lyrics and soaring vocals captivate, and Jess Pascal, whose background in piano, production and synthesis both ground and illuminate the group’s sound.
Their new single ‘Talk’, out today, encapsulates both of their strengths. About the new single the band say “Talk is my favourite song on the album. It’s about growing up and learning to stand on your own two feet, but also learning to deal with the insecurity that comes with making your own decisions. When you’re young the relationships you have with people feel like they’ll last forever but the heartbreaking reality is that as you move through life those relationships can drift or even break down, and I wanted to try and capture the feeling of coming to terms with that.”
Stream/Download the single ‘Talk’ here – https://s.disco.ac/
Their debut EP ‘Swimming Lessons’ was an unfiltered work that drew you into a place of retrospective feeling, and has amassed 2 million streams on Spotify alone. Lead singles ‘You & I’ and ‘Ancoats Junction’ root the bands unique harmonies and vocal layering with a raw electronic sound, weaving melancholic stories with a distinct sense of hope. Now, the new and upcoming debut LP ‘Happy Hour’ is an ousting into the light. Elevating the textures and storytelling of ‘Swimming Lessons’, the duo’s new work is both fully realised and cinematic. Created entirely in the pair’s living room over lockdown, the album manifests the journey of soul searching that we’ve all been on and encapsulates the reflecion many people were forced to undertake over the past two years. The opening track ‘Blurry’ was featured as BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Track of the Week’, whilst ‘Easy’ has received airplay from BBC Radio 6.
Growing up in the suburbs of Merseyside in a house that was always playing music, Jordan Scott’s path as a singer/songwriter felt conventionally inevitable. His home provided a platform for the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Shania Twain and Jeff Buckley to make early impressions on his younger self. Although, it was at 15 when he started to find inspiration for his own sound amongst indie artists such as Death Cab for Cutie, John Martyn and Frightened Rabbit. Their self-reflective and poetic approach to songwriting inspired Scott to write his own songs from the comfort of his bedroom, playing to no one but himself and his insecurities.
Morning Midnight is the story of two individuals living on the outside who have brought themselves in. A duo whose music will make you feel every emotion like it was the first time, with hook-filled melodies that bring a familiar comfort weaving alongside a lyricism that creates a longing for introspection. Look out for their upcoming debut LP ‘Happy Hour’ out in October 2022 on Faction Records.