Heroes is also the final in a trilogy of albums that started with 2018’s Kids. You can hear this shift in the new songs which are more visceral and warmer. For a band that started as a synth-heavy duo, they have come a long way, now creating fully-realised, arena-worthy songs. From new single ‘Heartbeat’, with its Van Halen-inspired synth leads, echoing drums, layered vocal chants and an explosive chorus; to last month’s single, the propulsive guitar-laden ‘Change Your Heart Or Die’, Heroes ushers in The Midnight’s next era with some of their biggest and boldest songs yet.
While taking a huge sonic step forward on Heroes, the band’s music still possesses the dramatic and nostalgic streak they’ve become known for since their 2014 debut in EP Days of Thunder. The new LP also reflects the confidence they’ve gained in their songwriting thanks in part due to their expanded live lineup. The band’s vivid sound is well-suited to full rock instrumentation, and the five-piece has cemented that in front of massive sold-out crowds this past year.