Darkwave Blues – Discover Self-Titled Debut Album By THE SEA AT MDINIGHT

9 November 2020


Who: Songwriter Vince Grant. Inspired by classic post punk
bands he bought his first guitar at 23 and played in various
Chicago bands before eventually moving to Los Angeles.

Album: THE SEA AT MIDNIGHT – debut full-length

Released: 6 November 2020

Vince Grant:Musically the songs spring from my love of the music of the early postpunk pioneers, although I approached each song individually to allow it to express itself in its own way to come up with, for lack of a better term, a sort of The Sea At Midnight sound. Lyrically
the songs are deeply personal often times revolving around the themes and my experiences
of dealing with alcohol and drug addiction and coping with depression. I had no intention of recording ever again. I suppose there is a strong element of sadness to my songs, but I also
feel they contain a glimmer of hope.”

Key references: Joy Division, The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, Bauhaus,
Echo & The Bunnymen, Clan Of Xymox, This Mortal Coil

Turn Up The Volume: Music is a healing force. As proved here once again. Despite
mind-crushing depressions (unfortunately, I know too well what that really means),
despite the afterpains of drug and alcohol addiction Vince Grant tries to turn ugliness
into beauty, darkness into brightness, suffering into surviving with this heartfelt record.

As I feel it he creates hope, step by step, by using his art as a potential cure. The mix of soul-purifying melodiousness and bluesy dark-pop-waves reveal here that there’s a light at the end of the miserable tunnel. Of course, music isn’t the one and only remedy, but it’s a comforting companion and a compassionate friend in dark times. The Sea At Midnight moves between twilight and sunrise. It’s a wondrous spectacle.

Key tracks: Medicine / Melancholia / Afterglow /
We Share the Same Stars
(with great Hooky bass play)



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(photo: via Shameless Promotion PR)

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