Midnight Sinister Su Na Single Cover Art Square
Midnight Sinister Su Na Single Cover Art Square

Minneapolis & NY Connect On Midnight's Airy New Cut "Sinister" (Prod. By su na)

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Your day's dose of dark and wispyness comes courtesy of New York vocalist Midnight, whose new release "Sinister" nails a sexy, boudoir mood in all the right ways. Produced by Minneapolis beatmaker su na, "Sinister" rocks gently back and forth between dense claps and a synthesizer progression that builds in size and scope with every passing verse. Fans of both of vintage Ginuwine and ultra-modern Soulection joints will find much to love on the single, which comes across like a smirking after-hours proposition. "Let's be sinister," Midnight coos over su na's writhing chorus. The wavy motion of the ocean is surely right with this one.

"Sinister" is the product of months of remote work between Midnight and su na, who live a thousand miles apart. "Love songs often depict intimacy as secure, comfortable experiences. Its bullshit," Midnight told Okayplayer. "Intimacy is dangerous. It's vicious, unforgiving, and often one of the greatest risks we can take physically and mentally. It's important for my music to reflect that complex, dark reality, and in the case of 'Sinister,' embrace it."

Midnight's thematic moves ring strong and true on "Sinister, but they're made possible by su na (real name Alec Ness) startlingly tasteful production. Much in line with the likes of Mr. Carmack, IAMNOBODI and other frontrunners of the future R&B set, the beatmaker seems to be hitting all the right notes. su na will be rolling a new album later this year, and later this month is slated to open for none other than Mr. Carmack at Minneapolis's Loft venue on April 20th. Listen to him and Midnight's lovely new work below and be prepared to hear much more from both of these young talents.