New Music Critique: The Midnight Revival


Contact: [email protected]

Web: themidnightrevivalband.com

Seeking: Booking, Management

Style: Alt-Country, Americana

Founded by industry vets Chris Bragg (guitar) and Adam Sizemore (vocals), The Midnight Revival channels and champions the sound and spirit of southern country rock. Album opener “Feels So Good” is boisterous, an anthem begging to be heard live. “This Heart” leads the charge in one of the record’s themes, confessing “this heart broke about a million times,” in the chorus.

The squealing guitar solo mimics Sizemore’s pain. “She gonna make it” is an inspiring refrain on the downtempo ballad, “New Orleans,” using the city as a symbol of resilience. More serious tunes (“Runaway,” “Say Goodbye”) are raw and honest, vulnerably sharing journal entry reflections on divorce, sickness, and loss. The no-frills cover of the Eagles’ “Take It To The Limit,” performed tenderly, is a great addition to the record.