Kuala Lumpur-based indie-pop outfit Midnight Fusic have dropped their brand new song ‘I Don’t Wanna Dream Tonight’.
Explaining the origin of the new single, frontman Arif Kamarudin said in a statement the song is “heavily influenced by Fleetwood Mac and the 1975”.
The new track was released today (August 14) on major streaming platforms. A gloomy lyric video was uploaded to YouTube as well. Watch the video here:
“The song came from a dream I had; there was a woman in white and she was headless. She was nice, but she just looked really creepy. The image was burned into my memory so I got the band together and made a song about it,” Arif said in a press release.
He added: “The song wasn’t planned to be in our upcoming album, but it’s such a fun, random song, we’ve decided to include it as well.”
According to Midnight Fusic’s management Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia, the band had been busy working on the single in recent months amid the coronavirus lockdown as part of a Sony “initiative to keep their roster of artists active during the lockdown period, by getting them to write, produce, and record a track from scratch at home”.
Other artists involved in this project, dubbed the “Bring the Beat” campaign, include urban pop artist NYK, soulful vocalist Aisha Retno, and several other acts across a variety of genres from the label’s local roster.
Midnight Fusic is comprised Arif (vocals and rhythm guitar), lead guitarist Adrian Danial, bassist Firdaus Azmi, and drummer Muaz Rabbani.
One of the band’s singles, ‘Lovesick’, from their first 6-track EP entitled ‘When Love was Around’, garnered over 1million streams on Spotify within a year of its release in 2018. Last year, the band released another three-track EP entitled ‘Caramel Cream’.