Rob Wylde feels Midnite City’s prior album ‘Itch You Can’t Scratch’ was darker & heavier than current record
Midnite City frontman Rob Wylde was recently interviewed by Metal Mike for the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast. Wylde was promoting Midnite City‘s fourth full-length album In At The Deep End, which was released via Pride & Joy Music on June 23, 2023 and via Marquee Avalon in Japan on June 21, 2023.
With respect to Midnite City‘s latest album In At The Deep End, Wylde indicated (as provided by the 80’s Glam MetalCast podcast with slight edits): “The reception has been awesome. It’s our fourth album in 6 1/2 [years], so we’re definitely not lazy! With the mix of this one, we tried to make it sound as 80’s as possible. As a songwriter, I come from all that late 80’s, early 90’s stuff… like the Desmond Child and Dianne Warren material. When I write, I try to make every song sound like a single. Back in the day, there could have been six singles off an album like this!”
In terms of the positive vibe on In At The Deep End, Wylde noted: “Our last album was recorded when all the Covid stuff was going on. It was a horrible time for everybody. It was a miracle we got that one done. It was recorded at five different studios. We couldn’t all get together at the same time. It was even a monumental task getting the photo shoots for it done because so many places were closed. When the album came out, we couldn’t tour for a few months until things started opening again. I think Itch You Can’t Scratch was a little darker and heavier in spots and I think it was a reflection of what was going on in the world. Two years later, we’d come out of all the Covid stuff, we were going into everything pretty positive. Everyone was in a better mood, and that comes out on the album. It’s a really happy album. We dialed the keyboards up to 10! If you are down in the dumps, put this on.”
You can listen to the interview with Rob Wylde on the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast below:
Midnite City‘s “Crawlin’ In The Dirt” video (from Itch You Can’t Scratch album):
Midnite City‘s “Girls Gone Wild” video (from In At The Deep End album):