Midland‘s new album The Last Resort: Greetings From is out now!
Before the album arrived, the trio released the title track because it gave fans an idea of where the whole project was heading.
Midland’s Cameron Duddy says, “We wanted ‘The Last Resort’ to be a track released before the album arrives, because it’s kind of a manifesto for everything else. You know sometimes the last resort doesn’t mean you’ve run out of options, but more that you’ve decided you’re going for the place or the thing that’s going to set you free. That freedom of letting go and falling into space, giving it over to fate? That’s where real living begins…”
Talking about their song “Sunrise Tell The Story” Duddy shares, “It’s a buckle-polishing song. Some songs dance all around it, but the truth is really told when the sun comes up. We’ve never shied away from getting into the high grass when it comes to the way sex and romantic adventure are a big piece of what Country music was, and we think should be. But sometimes, the hunter gets captured by the game.”
Talking about The Last Resort: Greetings From, lead singer Mark Wystrach says “It’s about more than the roots, because that makes you think of something that’s buried, which this music shouldn’t be. It’s about creating Country music that’s pure in a different kind of way, that draws on some of what’s been left behind but shouldn’t be. Some of these songs are pure Gary Stewart, others are the earliest Eagles stuff when they really were Country.”
Now that the full album is available for fans to check out, Midland’s Jess Carson says “There are a lot of honky-tonk truths, some of them are the way a guitar or steel twines around the melody, almost a counterpoint or counter-narrative. To us, the playing is as important as the vocals or the lyrics. It’s not just a big wad of sound, but how the tracks build to extract the song’s essence. It’s a different thing, but it lets us not just have a sound, but make the songs more than just the hook… We’re trying to have people lean in, listen to the rest of what’s going on, too.”
One of the tracks that fans were looking forward to on The Last Resort: Greetings From, is “Longneck Way To Go” – their duet with Jon Pardi.
Midland’s The Last Resort: Greetings From is available now.
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