New Audio: Midnight Hour Releases a Quiet Storm-Inspired New Single

Led by A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, a Los Angeles-based composer, arranger and producer, the team behind the score for the acclaimed Netflix series Luke Cagethe 10 member ensemble The Midnight Hour also features multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Loren Oden and Angela Munoz and guitarist Jack Waterson. Last year, the ensemble released their self-titled debut, which established their sound: jazz and orchestral inspired soul and hip-hop heavily inspired by David Axelrod, Quincy Jones and Jazzmatazz-era Gang Starr.

Since the release of their full-length debut, the ensemble has been rather busy: Linear Labs has released Jack Waterson’s psych rock solo album Adrian Younge Presents Jack Waterson earlier this year with full-lengths from the ensemble’s Oden and Munoz slated for release in the coming months. And as you may recall, the ensemble’s long-awaited sophomore album is also slated for release early next year.

Midnight Hour 2‘s first single is a mesmerizing and gorgeous, Quiet Storm meets neo-like bit of soul, centered around an enormous sounding Barry White/Curtis Mayfield-era arrangement, complete with shimmering strings and the like. And yet, the star of the show is Oden’s plaintive vocals, which express an aching vulnerability and yearning — the sort that comes from being madly and passionately in love. As Muhammad and Younge note, the song “is a song for those that have felt a special spark of love, in the moment.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOUR DATES
Featuring Loren Oden, Angela Muñoz & Jack Waterson
Oct 19 Memphis, TN – Crosstown Arts Theatre
Oct 20 Louisville, KY – Jimmy Can’t Dance (SOLD OUT! SECOND SET ADDED!)
Oct 22 St Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Oct 23 Lincoln, NE – Duffy’s Tavern
Oct 24 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Oct 25 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Oct 26 Austin, TX – Flamingo Cantina
Oct 27 Fort Worth, TX – Shipping and Receiving Bar
Oct 28 Kansas City, MO – recordBar
Oct 30 Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Nov 3 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Nov 04 Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
Nov 05 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Nov 06 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Nov 07 Sacramento, CA. Harlow’s
Nov 08 Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
Nov 09 San Jose, CA – School of Arts & Culture at MHP
Nov 10 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
Nov 12 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
Nov 14 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club
Nov 16 Palm Springs, CA – The Alibi
Nov 17 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Nov 18 Phoenix, AZ – The Monarch
Nov 19 Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse Saloon
Nov 21 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room Highland Park
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