Video Premiere – The Southern Gothic – Past Midnight
Its time for another RGM Video Premiere from across the pond, its Nashvilles The Southern Gothic new video Past Midnight.
The Nashville band continues to push Americana into exciting new territory.
The Southern Gothic released albums that blurred the lines between country and alternative rock, before taking a long hiatus in 2016. In that downtime, frontman Connor Christian, dug deeper into all of his musical roots – moving past the band’s heavy reliance on country sounds and bringing back nods to the rock and pop songs that shaped who he was as a young man and a music fan. Now, the band has reemerged with a newly inspired sound that pays tribute to a life lived instead of dreamed of.
‘Past Midnight’ is an ode to living in the moment, and worrying about tomorrow when it comes. With its irresistible hook and dynamic energy, it’s the perfect late night summer soundtrack. The song’s thrumming counter-melody delivers an exciting and unexpected spirit, showing just how far the boundaries of Americana music have expanded.
“Because I love Chris Stapleton or Shovels & Rope, that means I can’t love Sia and Tame Impala or Young the Giant? That’s crazy” says Christian. “ I love music and I want to be able to explore – where EVER that takes me”. Those wide ranging influences can be heard in the interplay between the rollicking piano, artful and effortless storytelling, and Connor’s visceral rasp and timbre, delivering one undeniably catchy melody after the next.
Produced and co-written with Grammy nominated, R&B/K-pop wunderkind, Keith Hetrick (Pitbull/Charile Wilson/Got7), ‘Past Midnight’ is sure to be playing on repeat across America all year long.