Music Monday: Meet Midnight Boy (@iammidnightboy)

midnightboy_fotojosefinmirsch_3Happy Monday, readers!

Meet our new “Music Monday” artist this week, Midnight Boy. 

Midnight Boy is an international Swedish pop musician that is known for his infectious 80s infused melodies all over Sweden and the United Kingdom. The singer-songwriter is now ready to take over the United States and we have the scoop on what you can expect from the budding musician.

Midnight Boy very much embraces the idea of living out his brand, which is full of color and 80’s sound.  When describing his debut EP, Midnight Boy states the following, “I would say my music is about the groove and the melodies and the synths of course- I love synths.  However I think it’s a broader perspective as I believe it’s more about an attitude to life.  The 80’s were all about craziness and very little about boundaries, which I find very inspiring.  I think we all should be more experimental instead of being judgmental about when it comes to other’s identities and have more of an open mind when it comes to ourselves and the people around us.”

With this new wave genre of synth pop, Midnight Boy’s music suddenly got the excitement of a US audience that took him on a mini West Coast tour and rewarded him with a SOLD OUT crowd at the iconic Los Angles venue The Avalon.

Currently, Scandinavian record label Stereoscope Music have taken an aggressive lead to take his current single “Don’t Say No” out of Swedish waters in hopes to break him in the US and UK markets. “I wish I could do Don’t Say No in a 1984 episode of TOP OF THE POPS,” Midnight Boy says. “During the recording process I wanted it to sound like a musical brother to that Stallone Movie “OVER THE TOP.”  Now I don’t really see the similarities anymore but.. I’m really proud of this one!” he adds.

CS4U caught up with Midnight Boy recently to give you the scoop on this budding artist! In our interview, Midnight Boy talks about the inspiration behind his new track “Don’t Say No,” his normal writing routine, and what he loves most about 80’s music. He even gives a special message to his fans and tells YOU why you should check out his music! Take a read at the Q&A below.

For more information on Midnight Boy, follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/iammidnightboy.

CS4U: What inspired your new single, “Don’t Say No”?

Midnight Boy: “It basically just happened out of a good vibe. We were playing around with a beat in the studio and came up with the chorus and the title real quick. I wanted it to feel intense and uncompromising, or just straight forward, like the swishing sound of a train.”

CS4U: What do you love about 80’s music and when did you decide that you were going to make that kind of music?

Midnight Boy: “It’s been a very natural thing for me from the start. It’s the melodies and the groove that just turns me on. When I wrote my first Midnight Boy songs I didn’t realize it was that 80’s though. I usually don’t focus on those things when I write music. I think it’s more important to feel free in the creating process. Just like with life in general.”

CS4U: What is your writing and recording process like?

Midnight Boy: “When it’s a ”keeper” it always comes out of playfulness and it usually happens very fast. I use to have a hard time working with other people on my stuff so I wrote and produced it myself. But a co-write last year in LA totally changed that. Nowadays I think it’s so much more interesting to collaborate. If you click it’s almost like getting the keys to someone else’s thoughts and experiences, and you can really learn a lot from that.”

CS4U: What can fans expect from a Midnight Boy concert?

Midnight Boy: “I want them to forget about their worries, make them come alive and have a good time.”

CS4U: What are your plans for doing promo and touring the US?

Midnight Boy: “I’m releasing the music videos for “Don’t Say No” and “When You’re Strange” very soon. I’m hopefully following this up with a tour in the U.S. but it isn’t scheduled yet. I’d love to see more of America and there are so many clubs and venues I’d like to visit.”

CS4U: Why should our readers check out your music?

Midnight Boy: “Because they wanna know what it would be like to go back 30 years in time without living in the past.”

CS4U: Since our website is called CS4U, do you have any secrets or hidden talents your fans might not know about?

Midnight Boy: “I’m almost a living dead since I’ve got a heart rate of 31 beats per minute which is one of the lowest ever measured on a person. I wouldn’t call it a talent but at least I took the doctors by surprise.”

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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