The Midnight Echo Imagine The View Of An Astronaut

The Canadian pop-punks blast off with their new high-velocity single and video.

The Midnight Echo look at the big picture with their energetic new pop-punk single and video View Of An Astronaut — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

“I wrote the lyrics and concept for View Of An Astronaut after moving to Vancouver from Toronto,” explains singer-guitarist Joel Lalonde. “I was reflecting on my decision to move out here and was thinking quite a bit about the reasoning behind it. I realized that many of the decisions I have made in my adult life thus far had been based around the idea of ‘I’ve got one life, I might as well live it and go after what I truly desire.’ ”

View Of An Astronaut was recorded as part of a two-package set back in the spring of 2021. Continuing with their former producer Terry Benn, the band flew to Napanee to bring the song to fruition. “The bridge chords were actually initially the chorus in 2019,” explains Lalonde, adding, “After realizing they probably weren’t anthemic enough, we moved them aside. However, I always really liked them. I remember when I wrote them thinking, ‘Hey this is giving off major Boxcar Racer vibes.’ Once I had the chorus, I threw these chords in after and it just meshed perfectly.”

The track comes complete with a visual component. The concept, they say, was “Austin Powers, but on a budget.” In the clip, a struggling company is sent to Mars in the hope of creating buzz — but without the necessary financial backing, they are forced to fake their way to outer space. The sheer absurdity and creativity of the shoot enticed Dave Benedict of Square Egg Visions, who shared the band’s passion. “Dave took a liking to the idea right away and we could tell that we all just clicked,” the band say.

The Midnight Echo are an electrifying pop-punk throwback of 2000s nostalgia. Featuring Lalonde, lead guitarist Tyler Rayman, bassist Matt Gibson and drummer Aaron Passek, the group formed in 2016 and launched their debut album Voyager in early 2017. They released their sophomore effort Dichotomy in 2019, followed by a string of singles including How To Escape Reality, Paris in 39 and Carbon Copy.

Watch View Of An Astronaut above, check out more from The Midnight Echo below, and see them at their website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.