The Midnight Echo releases new single, “View Of An Astronaut”

Canadian alt-rockers The Midnight Echo are back with their latest single, “View of an Astronaut”.

The four-piece from Vancouver is made up of the high octave and octane vocals of Joel Lalonde, seemingly effortless lead guitar of Tyler Rayman, inspired bass lines and vocal harmonies of Matt Gibson, and dynamic and entertaining beats provided by Aaron Passek, the group hook listeners track by track, show by show.

“I wrote the lyrics and concept for ‘View of an Astronaut’ after moving to Vancouver from Toronto,” reveals Lalonde. “I was reflecting on my decision to move out here and was thinking quite a bit about the reasoning behind it. I realized that many of the decisions I have made in my adult life thus far had been based around the idea of ‘I’ve got one life, I might as well live it and go after what I truly desire.’”

“View of an Astronaut” was recorded as part of a two-package set back in the late spring of 2021. Continuing with their former producer, Terry Benn, the band flew to Napanee to bring the song to fruition.

“The bridge chords were actually initially the chorus in 2019,” explains Lalonde, adding, “After realizing they probably weren’t anthemic enough, we moved them aside. However, I always really liked them. I remember when I wrote them thinking, hey this is giving off major Boxcar Racer vibes. Once I had the chorus, I threw these chords in after and it just meshed perfectly.”

The track comes complete with a visual component. The concept slogan, they say, was “think Austin Powers, but on a budget.” “View of an Astronaut” features a struggling company being sent to Mars in the hopes of creating buzz — but without the financial backing, the company is forced to fake their way to outer space. The sheer absurdity and creativity of the shoot enticed Dave Benedict of Square Egg Visions who shared the band’s passion.

“Dave took a liking to the idea right away and we could tell that we all just clicked,” the band says.

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