Nashville band The Southern Gothic is set to release Past Midnight on 23rd October. The band’s previous albums blurred the lines between country and alternative rock before a long hiatus. During the band’s downtime, frontman Connor Christian dug deep into his musical roots, moving past his heavy reliance on country sounds and bringing back nods to the rock and pop songs that shaped him as a young man and music fan.
Past Midnight is a euphoric ode to living in the moment crossing tomorrow’s bridge when it comes. The energy behind this late-night summer soundtrack is lively and energised. The interplay between the piano, guitar and effortless storytelling paints a picture of a hundred colours, whilst the counter-melody offers a unique and unexpected spirit. Christian has laughed off the idea that he can only enjoy one genre, and further explains his distaste of genre arbiters, noting “I love music and I want to be able to explore – wherever that takes me.” His wide-ranging influences are front and centre in this track, pushing the boundaries of Americana further than ever before.
Past Midnight was co-written and produced with Grammy-nominated Keith Hetrick (Pitbull/Charlie Wilson/Got7).