WL//WH Video Premiere: THE SEA AT MIDNIGHT “Afterglow”


The Sea at Midnight, photo by Liauna Tolmasoff

Steadily and methodically Vince Grant started shaping his presence and his fame in the dark alternative scene at the dawn of 2020. With a string of stellar singles, (‘Medicine’, ‘Melancolia’, ‘How Many Times’, ‘Edge of The World’ and ‘We Share The Same Stars).

The Sea At Midnight now presents the ‘Afterglow’ single.

Inspired by classic post-punk titans like The Cure, Joy Division, the Psychedelic Furs, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Echo and the Bunnymen, he bought his first guitar at 23 and played in various Chicago bands before eventually moving to Los Angeles. Vince Grant bounced back and forth between New York and LA for a number of years, playing and singing in numerous bands, working various jobs, and grappling with drug addiction and alcoholism. After sobering up and making a serious attempt at dealing with his lifelong depression, Vince now calls LA home.

Afterglow is a love story. Sunsets to me are nature’s expression of romance. If I could, I’d give someone a sunset instead of flowers. And twilight is my most favorite time of the day. To me it doesn’t signal the end of the day, but the potential for beautiful moments and experiences that are still to come, says Vince Grant.

Afterglow is a liminal space between day and night where the remnants of moments can be sustained in the rays of light that surpass its very source. A sublime in-between state in which ephemerality enhances its beauty, says the video’s director Paige Emery.

Produced and mixed by Chris King of Cold Showers and with Brandon Pierce of Glaare contributing drums, this is a fresh taste of this artist’s eponymous debut album, due out later this year.

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Written by Loud Cities’ Mike