Midnight Vesta Offers Delights in Seconds

Toronto band Midnight Vesta is a melodic delight in their latest album Seconds, a 9 track record that delivers a soulful country sound with a genuine swagger. The twinkling album combines a blissful musicality that culminates into a pleasant sound thanks to the record’s earthy instrumental and homely vocals.

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“Someone To Call My Own” is a peaceful opening that beautifully introduces the listener into the sunny and country universe of Seconds. Midnight Vesta fantastically crafts an instrumental that features some slick guitar work with a slick country rock pomp. The slightly garage feel of the song shows off the earthly vibes of the record, as Midnight Vesta opens the record on a cheerful tone.

In “Take Me Back,” Midnight Vesta dishes out the harmonica and some more country inspired sounds as Seconds brings the record into a peaceful sunny day stroll through the farmer’s market. “Take Me Back” has a summery nostalgia etched into it that is feel good and put well together.

“Old Boy” is a more mellow cut, with the band opting to take a more scenic route, all without sacrificing the homely vibe of the record. It transitions well into the more down-to-earth “Moving Day,” a melodic crooner that is closer to a serenade than a sunny day romp. Midnight Vesta sounds absolutely sweet here, while also showing off the variety of sounds and emotions that their craft possesses.

“Second Chances” continues the current serenade vibe off the record, moving into a more progressive rock ballad. The song does a beautiful job moving slowly from being a peaceful acoustic cut into a soulful and reflective pop rock track. Midnight Vesta does a fantastic job putting on display their skills, while singing to the audience about themes of redemption and second chances.

Midnight Vesta takes on a more Western persona with “Annie,” bringing the record back into an upbeat state. “Annie” is a fun and slightly sinister cut that has Midnight Vesta showing off a more cheeky side to their artistry.

In track 7’s “On The Water,” Midnight Vesta once again sounds homely as they sing about themes of family and community. Here, Midnight Vesta is once again reflective, but in a more energetic tone as they bring the audience back into a sunny day clap fest. “On The Water” has a cool energy to it sounds fantastic in the middle of the record.

“Cut From The Cloth” continues the reflective energy of the latter half of Seconds, with Midnight Vesta showing off their story telling skills. Here is where the band masterfully combines performance swagger with skillful bravado, bringing together beautiful penmanship with skillful bravado and ending off the song with a spine tingling guitar solo.

The album ends with one last loving serenade in “The Only Other Person In The Room.” The content of the song is straight forward as Midnight Vesta combines a cello and acoustic guitar together to make an obvious potential fan favourite.

We love the charm and genuine kindness that emanates throughout Seconds. The production isn’t anything spectacular, but its crispness does just enough to allow the energy of Midnight Vesta to shine. Seconds is a great album that does nothing but provide warm good feelings and vibes.

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