LA duo Rush Midnight are back once again with the new single ‘Last Call’. Having previously picked up acclaim across top music press Pitchfork and The Guardian, Russell Manning and songwriting partner Rico Martinez have become well renowned for their distinctive Disco tinted Indie-Pop sound.
Blending jagged, pulsing synth bass lines, dreamy pad synths, dance-infused drums and choppy guitar lines, ’Last Call’ builds an intense, danceable, electro-pop soundscape. With layers of analogue arpeggiators that build towards its enigmatic climax, Russell’s signature breathy vocals give the track a central pin and emphasising the duo’s signature airy, atmospheric edge.
Speaking on the new single, Russell and Rico said: “The lyrics in the hook of ‘Last Call’ pretty much sum up what we were feeling in how we approached writing and producing this song… ‘Let’s forget it all, last call’. Obviously there is the fun, classic American bar reference of getting that last drink before closing time; people partying, hooking up, and just completely letting go in every way. But conceptually it was also literally a mirror for us in terms of songwriting.
We wanted to open a new chapter, let go and try something a little more fun, lighter and less moody than we normally do. Something that had a little more electronic pop flavor, which is something we wanted to try but never really had. We’re known for sort of a dreamy, sensual, bass driven, dark disco funk — so our stuff is already in that dance realm vibe but with “Last Call” we wanted to try and push into some poppier, electronic territory… completely for fun.”
Listen to ‘Last Call’ - BELOW:
Russell Manning of Rush Midnight spent his formative years studying under jazz bass legends Buster Williams, Eddie Gomez, and Leon Dorsey. After touring the world playing bass with various bands including Twin Shadow, Russell began to focus on his own music, teaming up with songwriting partner and co-producer Rico Martinez whose lyric, melody and hook ideas compliment Russell's instrumentals and production.
Having very quickly gained acclaim Rush Midnight gained a number of sync placements from the likes of H&M, Majestic Casual and John Hardy. With such strong foundations, the duo is now back with a selection of new tracks that will surely see them gain further critical acclaim.
‘Last Call’ is released on November 12th
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