Marked for release on the 23rd April 2021 (via Trickwork), the record is preceded by the cinematic illusion of lead single: “The City”, plus an exclusive album teaser trailer.
Like the disparate strains of a dream as the waking world pours into consciousness, “The City” is an enigmatic listening experience that hints at a wider universe. Commanding a washed-out palette to create a piece of faded splendour, the track recalls the surrealist soundscapes of M83 to Angelo Badalamenti and offers a tantalising entry point to his ‘Midnight Pizza’ project. Clocking in at just 1’47, it challenges the listener to search for a deeper meaning perennially just out of focus, that all-too-soon disappears in an ether of hazy electronics.
The opening track of his upcoming album, “The City” took form as Ade relocated to a new part of town in search of a fresh start and a clear path to adulthood. Although finding himself invigorated with the fresh sense of optimism, confidence and inspiration that change can bring; the feeling would prove to be short-lived. Sitting down to perform “The City” in his new apartment, the song would elicit a personal realisation that real change doesn’t happen overnight. As Ade recollects:
A record where fantasy and reality entwine often paradoxically, ‘Midnight Pizza’ takes an equally schizophrenic approach to its lyrical matter. Oddball phrases clash with profound epiphany. Humour obliquely shadows sincerity. Written over the past 5 years, Ade re-evaluates that familiar road that leads to so-called adulthood. A coming of age record for the millennial generation, “Midnight Pizza’ restlessly reflects on themes of social media voyeurism and surveillance, over-indulgence and insecurity.
MIDNIGHT PIZZA – TRACKLIST