Nick Leng Shares “Morning/Midnight”

Today, Nick Leng shares a music video for his new single, “Morning/Midnight”, directed by Josh Sondock. The video was inspired by Mountain Goats’ “Woke Up New” video, whcih was directed by Rian Johnson.

“Morning/Midnight” is part of Nick’s brand new double-single featuring B-Side “My Mind is a Mess in the Morning.” Both tracks are out now via SOTA Records.

“I’ve always had trouble writing quotes that summarize songs. It feels like the words can put songs in boxes, and possibly snuff out any personal interpretation a listener might have. In a similar way, when I was finished with ‘My Mind is a Mess in the Morning,’ and was thinking about releasing it as a single, it really excited me to pair it with ‘Morning/Midnight.’ They’re equally important to me, and, one might say, quite different. together, I felt like they painted a better picture of what I’m trying to say,” says Leng about the two new tracks.

“‘My Mind is a Mess in the Morning’ was written while I was living in Topanga in a trailer park which, subsequently, (and arguably hilariously) became rat infested prompting a hasty departure. ‘Morning/Midnight’ was started there as well one late night when I was chopping up a classical piano improvisational piece I had recorded, on a sampler. There’s a video on my Instagram of me playing the melodica in the intro in the morning and the sun peeked through that ended up in the final version. I had considered dividing that intro, with the chopped piano and the ‘second part’ when the beat comes in, into two songs, but the journey of the intro, and duality and sensation of when the bass and kick comes in, had a real story to it that it cemented the conviction that it’s one idea.”

Nick Leng is playing a number of live dates this spring, supporting labelmate LP.

^ with LP

Thu 04-14-22 – Portland, OR, USA – Roseland Theater ^
Fri 04-15-22 – Vancouver, BC, CAN – The Orpheum ^
Sat 04-16-22 – Seattle, WA, USA – The Paramount Theatre ^
Sun 04-17-22 – Portland, OR, USA – Roseland Theater ^
Tue 04-19-22 – Salt Lake City, UT, USA – The Union Event Center ^
Thu 04-21-22 – Denver, CO, USA – The Mission Ballroom ^
Fri 04-22-22 – Kansas City, MO, USA – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Sat 04-23-22 – Saint Paul, MN, USA – Palace Theatre ^
Sun 04-24-22 – Chicago, IL, USA – The Vic Theatre ^
Tue 04-26-22 – Toronto, ON, CAN – HISTORY ^
Thu 04-28-22 – Portland, ME, USA – State Theatre ^
Fri 04-29-22 – Laval, QC, CAN – Place Bell ^
Sat 04-30-22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues ^
Sun 05-01-22 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Fillmore ^
Tue 05-03-22 – New York, NY, USA – Terminal 5 ^
Wed 05-04-22 – Brooklyn, NY, USA – Brooklyn Steel ^
Fri 05-06-22 – Washington, DC, USA – The Anthem ^
Sat 05-07-22 – Charlotte, NC, USA – The Fillmore Charlotte ^
Sun 05-08-22 – Asheville, NC, USA – The Orange Peel ^
Tue 05-10-22 – Atlanta, GA, USA – Tabernacle ^
Wed 05-11-22 – Nashville, TN, USA – Ryman Auditorium ^
Fri 05-13-22 – Austin, TX, USA – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q ^
Sat 05-14-22 – Houston, TX, USA – House of Blues ^
Sun 05-15-22 – Dallas, TX, USA – House of Blues ^
Tue 05-17-22 – Albuquerque, NM, USA – The Historic El Rey ^ Theater ^
Wed 05-18-22 – Phoenix, AZ, USA – The Van Buren ^
Fri 05-20-22 – Oakland, CA, USA – Fox Theater ^
Sat 05-21-22 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Greek Theatre ^
Sun 05-22-22 – San Diego, CA, USA – SOMA ^