My Midnight Heart
Catch Her Live at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 3/16 +
Bowery Ballroom w/ Escort, 5/29
3/13: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
5/29: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
“..faithful to the original…featuring a few modern flourishes, including layers of synths that form a wall of sound, and hypnotic, reverberating finger-snaps..” – Idolator
“Backed by dreamy synths that compliment her airy, feminine voice, Puerto Rican songwriter Angelica Allen challenges listeners’ expectations on “Drown” with her dark, introspective lyrics.” – NPR All Songs Considered
“..sings a profound, soaring pop song, with vocals that can turn from Mariah Carey to Tori Amos on a whim, and pair deliciously with her dark, brooding lyrics.” – Bitch
“glides on a bed of smooth synths and skittering percussive touches” – Pitchfork
Although influenced by the pop genre, Angelica Allen, also known by the moniker My Midnight Heart, sings to her own beat. Her melodies, undeniably distinct, are a beacon of both darkness and light. Often drawing comparisons to early Mariah Carey, it’s no surprise that Angelica was also deeply influenced by the elusive chanteuse. Of the legendary singer she says, “Mariah is where I started musically. Her first two records were really the very first albums I ever listened to. I played them over and over again as a kid. I memorized all the words and every ad lib. I would tape her music from TV and obsess. I wanted to BE Mariah.”
Now, Angelica has unveiled her ethereal take on the classic Mariah track “Can’t Let Go,” giving her all vocally and creatively. Listen to “Can’t Let Go” where it premiered with Idolator.
Having released her debut EP Chest of Hearts in 2013 to critical acclaim, the siren has released two EPs in the past month, Drown and Break. Angelica took full creative control of her recent work, both sonically and aesthetically, creating otherworldly video collages, to bring singles “Salome” and “Break” to life.
My Midnight Heart has shared stages with Solange, Tegan and Sara, Blood Orange and Nick Waterhouse among others. Those who have been unable to experience the incredible live dynamics can catch her live at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on 3/13, with Ex Cops and Heart, and at Bowery Ballroom on 5/29, opening for Escort (with whom she also sings background vocals!).