Singled Out: After Midnight Project
The song I want to talk about tonight is "Hour Glass" this is the new single we are putting out March 1st. In 2009 we recorded our full length album with Jon Feldmann. The album was titled "Lets Build Something to Break". We put it out on Universal Motown. The album did alright. We toured all around the U.S for a few years and had some of the greatest times of our life. We played arenas and festivals and we did all the things we have always dreamed of since we were little kids just rocking with our guitars in the garage. Late 2010 we got the call from Universal that we were parting ways. At first it was a bit shocking, kind of a relief though. I feel like it wasn't the right fit. We just didn't fit into the Motown scene.
So after a few months of being off the road, we said lets make a new album by ourselves. I called up Spencer and Christian and said "Block out the next two weeks. We are turning our phones off, putting super weird movies on, buying some weed and going to another galaxy". We record the 6 songs in about a month. We watched some of the weirdest movies while recording, a lot of Grind House films. My grandmother had just passed away so this was a great way for me to escape what was going on in the family.
The song Hourglass was inspired by fear. Fear is what holds us back all the time! The finish line, the outcome of what MAY happen is what is always stagnating us and making us stand still in this super short life! I was sitting in the studio and thinking about all the people who I truly love and admire and thinking about how sad I would be if I lost any of them. Instead of calling them up and just telling them I loved them I separated my self because I didn't want to get any closer and have my love get more intense for them. SOOO backwards, Man up and deal with death. Its unavoidable.
The Chorus is "lets kick over the Hour glass, lets break it so this always last". Time goes by fast and I just wish I could catch up on all the things I've missed out on. But I can guarantee that if life actually had a giant hourglass I would be smashing it!
"Blissful children underneath the sun. Its so easy to forget how to live when you don't know how".
We listened to a lot of really cool music in the studio.. The new Deftones album was on a lot, Miike Snows album was on all the time and so was Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Forces. We video taped a lot of the shenanigans that went down in the studio. We invited all our artistic friends to come and hang out in the studio and just help inspire the whole process.
We came out of the studio a month later and fell in love with everything that we created. I get so pumped when I think about playing these songs live. They have such a different vibe. New and fresh. I know that some of our fans might not understand it at first but I really feel they will catch on and see that its still After Midnight Project just an evolved version.
The E.P. is titled "You Belong" Its a constant reminder to ourselves and everyone else.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!