On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, rock group Midnight Daydream, produced by the son of late guitarist Bruce Cameron, will release their self-titled debut album this coming July—article includes an editor’s review of the track “Losing Sanity”.
Riley Cameron, the son of the late guitarist Bruce Cameron, who tragically passed away in 1999 shortly after releasing his debut album titled “Midnight Daydream,” is the writer, producer, engineer, and main performer on this year’s album. Riley’s father’s record featured plenty of rock legends. The only viable option was to carry on the musical legacy that his father had left behind, inspired by his work.
The new self-titled album combines hard rock, electronic music, hip-hop, and other musical genres to produce a contemporary sound that reflects a wide range of influences.
The album titled “Midnight Daydream” will be released on July 5, 2023, and it will be available on all of the major streaming services, including YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes. Physical copies and merchandise will also be available for purchase from their merchandise store on Bandcamp.
Editor’s Review of “Losing Sanity” by Midnight Daydream
Written by Jonathan McKinney:
When I was in my late teens and early twenties (circa 2001-2004) there was a rock club in my local town called The Surgery, and listening to “Losing Sanity” is giving me massive nostalgia. I can feel the memory of drums reverberating in my chest immediately in a sweaty, smoky, dimly lit bar with tatty sofas and old wooden tables covered in the etched initials of young boozers from the era’s past and present.
“Losing Sanity” is as energetic as it is moody, starting with oscillating synth chords, followed up by a bell synth melody before the grungy alt-rock guitars and drums complete the sound.
Cameron’s vocals through the verses are rhythmic and dynamic, whereas the choruses are catchier and more melodic. We’re treated to a fun retro guitar solo before a satisfyingly complete bridge. Cameron hasn’t tried to edit the song down to under three minutes and the song is better for it. “Losing Sanity” almost reaches the six-minute mark. More of this is needed right now.
The song is about getting busy living despite feelings of doubt, uncertainty, fear of meaninglessness, and fear of failure. “Do you feel alive inside?” begins the chorus, which combined with the imagery in the verses—being stuck in a coffin, being in quicksand—feels like a self-facing challenge by the songwriter. “I’m here one minute, then I’m gone”, concludes the second verse, stirring the passive to quit waiting and go and take what they want during their short time on earth.
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