LGBTQ Brooklyn political activist and darkwave singer/songwriter Patrick Bobilin, AKA MIDNIGHTCHOIR is sharing “Rising Tide” from the forthcoming album Loverboy Molotov on July 14th. “Rising Tide” is inspired by the increase in oppressive policies and anti-LGBTQ legislation not unlike previous waves of fascism.
In the seven years since the release of their debut LP, THE CROWN (2016), MIDNIGHTCHOIR frontman Patrick Bobilin ran for statewide office, was arrested repeatedly in 2020 protests, and founded a Manhattan mutual aid organization. Bobilin’s love for ’80s goth rock and pounding electronic beats, combined with his political experiences, colour the tone and tenor of the 10 songs on the album. The combinations of sex, politics, and gothic imagery explain the record’s lyrical content and the inclusion of three covers.
The release of previous single “Into The Abyss” follows MIDNIGHTCHOIR’s last two releases from their forthcoming album — “Molotov” (with an accompanying music video directed and edited by lead vocalist and songwriter Patrick Bobilin) and “Lovecrimes” (alongside a lyric video), and B-Side covers of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and INXS’ “Need You Tonight” (featuring guitar from David Simutis of Err0r C0de).
Loverboy Molotov Track Listing:
1. St. Christopher
2. Bela Lugosi’s Dead
4. Dark Youth
5. Personal Jesus
6. The Ghost
7. Need You Tonight
8. Into The Abyss
10. Rising Tide