Yusuf Salim, otherwise known as artist and producer Midxnite, emerges this October with a smooth and beautifully crisp single – one that drives with a clear sense of emotional honesty that’s showcased beautifully throughout.
While from the outside there’s a contemporary RnB presentation to the song – these long-form melodies, the up front storytelling – there’s more than a little about Emotionless that paints Midxnite under an original and authentic light. For one, the lyrics walk the line between personal and poetic really well. In addition, there’s a quickly likable and genuine tone to the vocal delivery – you can hear the subtle passion, the heart and connection to the words, and this contrasts cleverly with the implied concept of the title.
There’s a whole lot of emotion here, and this is what the song is – every aspect works hard to portray the weight of relationship struggles and false impressions. Midxnite’s honesty, and his colourful, contrastingly optimistic soundscape here juxtapose one another in a wonderful way. This is an upbeat, engaging and catchy tune, but with an undertone of melancholy and misunderstanding. Really nicely done.