Midnight North has shared “Good Days”, a new single from the band’s unnamed, forthcoming studio album. Recorded at Allegiant Studios, “Good Days” saw production and engineer work from David Simon-Baker and mastering from Dave McNair.

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When Live For Live Music caught up with Grahame Lesh for an interview back in January, he mentioned that the band was gearing up to hit the studio for a fourth full-length album. While they had not planned to release the album until much later, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced Midnight North into quarantine, along with much of the world, the quartet decided to fast-track a single.

Elliott Peck takes over lead vocals on “Good Days”, whose lyrics touch upon themes of simplicity and appreciating the little things in life, such as enjoying quality time with a loved one. Lesh and Nathan Graham add vocal harmonies on the song’s refrain, “Those were the good days,” and ensuing chorus, while Jason Crosby‘s piano sits atop a steady and driving rhythm section from Graham and bassist Connor O’Sullivan, laying a punchy and upbeat foundation for the vocally dominated track.

“I had the chorus of ‘Good Days’ in my head a few weeks before I sat down on my parent’s porch in Charleston and worked out the melody and lyrics,” said Peck in a press release. “The picture in my mind was of a small rustic cabin, where two people were sharing their time and were happy enough with just each other’s company that they needed nothing else. The song touches on how we are a culture always in wanting, and when we really think about our happiest times, it was the simplest ones, when the company of someone was all we needed. Grahame filled out this story with his lyrical ideas on the verses, and Nathan added the exclamation point with the phrase about the birds.”

Listen to “Good Days” below, via the YouTube visualizer, and head to Bandcamp to purchase the song for offline listening. Check out Midnight North’s website for the latest album information as it becomes available. Additionally, scroll down for the song’s lyrics and production credits.

Midnight North – “Good Days”

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Midnight North – “Good Days” – Lyrics

One, two, can you come and find me?
Three, four, why are you still standing there
Sometimes seems like love is for the lucky
But that ain’t me

All my days are losing hours
I feel the darkness on the first of June
If I could hold your hand a little tighter
Would you guide me through

Those were good days
When the rain soaked our shoes
Every winter I stayed wrapped around you
We might find fortune and have nothing to lose
Like the birds in the sky painting clouds of white and blue

Lately I’ve been losing people
I wish that wasn’t part of getting old
Makes me hold you closer through the seasons
I have my reasons

Those were good days
When the rain soaked our shoes
Every winter I stayed wrapped around you
We might find fortune and have nothing to lose
Like the birds in the sky painting clouds of white and blue

Those were good days
We had fortunes to lose
Every winter lay fresh & new
Every morning were the colors white and blue
When all I wanted in the evening were songs that we both knew

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Midnight North – “Good Days” – Credits

Music & lyrics by Elliott Peck, Grahame Lesh, & Nathan Graham

Elliott Peck – acoustic guitar & vocals

Grahame Lesh – acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, & vocals

Connor O’Sullivan – bass & mandolin

Nathan Graham – drums, banjo, & vocals

Jason Crosby – piano

Produced by David Simon-Baker & Midnight North

Recorded & engineered by David Simon-Baker at Allegiant Studios

Mixed by David Simon-Baker

Mastered by Dave McNair at Dave McNair Mastering in Winston-Salem, NC

Published by Elliconn Music (BMI)

Artwork by Eva Edgren

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