Highly Suspect continues to show they won’t be locked down as they prepare for the release of their fourth studio album, The Midnight Demons Club. Just as their two previous tracks, “Natural Born Killer” and “Pink Lullabye,” offered a stylistic variation, so do the two new tracks arriving today (August 5), “New California” and “ IceCold”.
“New California” is the rockier of the two tracks, sharing a story of unfamiliar feelings in very familiar surroundings as life begins to change. The song begins with a very Blur “Song 2” drum beat, taking on a punk aesthetic while eventually shifting gears to a synthetic new wave vibe that includes a Butthole Surfers-esque mid-song vocal breakdown. Take a closer look at the song below.
Highly Suspicious, “New California”
“Ice Cold” takes a different direction, with danceable, infectious electro beats leading the way. Singer Johnny Stevens offers a brutal self-analysis, reflecting in the song that he sees his soul as “Ice Cold”. It’s a darker song lyrically, but the track is offset by a groove so fun it can’t register initially. Listen to “Ice Cold” below. Both songs are now available through streaming services here.
Very suspicious, “Ice Cold”
“New California” and “Ice Cold” will both be featured on Highly Suspect’s album The Midnight Demon Club, due out September 9. We are constantly reminded of this, and perhaps no greater event will spark the imagination more than the death of a loved one. In my experience, it is during these moments of processing great loss that the mind is completely focused on “what if” as we try to escape from what is. The Midnight Demons Club is to become the best version of yourself after a tragedy, so it’s a second chance at life with a happier state of mind. The Midnight Demons Club is about having fun and keeping moving. Because, as we all know, this life is far too short. Pre-orders for the album are taken here.
Meanwhile, you can soon see Highly Suspect back on the road, venturing on a flagship tour with special guests Artikal Sound System, Dead Poet Society and Tigerclub on select dates. The trek begins September 15 in Minneapolis and ends in early November. See all the dates below and buy your tickets here.
Highly Suspicious 2022 Tour Dates
September 16 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Avenue
September 17 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Avenue
September 19 – Green Bay, Wisconsin @ EPIC Event Center
September 22 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life 2022*
September 23 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
September 24 – Maryland Heights, Missouri @ Pointfest*
September 27 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
September 29 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
September 30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
October 1 – Atlanta, Georgia @ The Eastern
October 3 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 4 – Norfolk, Virginia @ The NorVa
October 7 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
October 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
October 10 – Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theater
October 13 – Chicago, Ill. @ Radius
October 14 – Grand Rapids, Michigan @ 20 Monroe Live
October 15 – Detroit, Michigan @ The Fillmore
October 18 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Val Air Ballroom
October 20 – Morrison, Colorado @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
October 22 – Kansas City, Missouri @ Arvest Bank Theater
October 23 – Tulsa, Okla. @Cains Ballroom
October 24 – Fayetteville, Ark. @JJ’s Live
October 26 – Columbus, Ohio @ KEMBA Live!
October 28 – Wichita, Kansas. @ The cotillion
October 29 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Criterion
October 30 – Little Rock, Ark. @ The Hall
November 4 – Dallas, TX @ The Deep Ellum Plant
November 5 – Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall
15/09 – 30/09: with Artikal Sound System
10/4 – 10/18: with Dead Poet Society
10/20: with iann Dior, Spiritbox and Destroy Boys
22/10 – 5/11: with Tigercub
* Date of the festival
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