Published Sep 18, 2012Russell Manning is a former member of Twin Shadow's live band, and he previously went solo under the name Young Midnight. Now he's switched things up a bit, changing his name to Rush Midnight, and he's preparing to release his debut EP. Entitled +1, it will be out on October 30 via Cascine.
Excitingly, the disc was produced in part by Twin Shadow main man George Lewis Jr., who helped out at various points in the two-year recording process. Manning apparently worked on the tunes in a variety of hotel rooms and studios while on tour, before polishing up the tracks in New York.
A press release notes that the results convey "the thrill, mystery and recklessness of the nightlife he experienced during his time abroad."
Sometimes this means venturing into a new sound of his own, while at others Rush Midnight "drifts in a sea of nostalgic, rock-inflected R&B, nodding to icons like Sade and the Police."
Get a taste of his style by checking out the video, as well as a stream, for the steamy "The Night Was Young Enough" below. With its peppy rhythms, breathy melodies and twinkling synths, this isn't a far cry from the tunes that Manning once played as a member of Twin Shadow.
1. The Night Was Young Enough
2. Crush (prod. Twin Shadow)
3. What We Had (ft. Doe Paoro)
4. You & I
5. Dreaming of an Island (prod. Twin Shadow)