Newbies but already etching their names in the industry, alternative indie band Midnight Fusic is here to stay for the long run. Catch them play at the nearest location to you!
Just fresh out of school but ready to take on the world, Midnight Fusic is made out of four extremely talented and ambitious teen heart-throbs who are Adrian Danial, the band’s lead guitarist, vocalist and frontman Raja Arif Aizuddin, Firdaus Azmi, who learned his craft watching YouTube videos, and Muaz Rabbani who picked up the drums right after joining the group.
We recently met up with the group at Bowery, at Publika for a casual session and Midnight Fusic was anything but just another teenage band. When asked when did they start performing, frontman Arif recalled that he started at the age of 16 — which was just 2 years ago. There were a group of friends who are also huge fans of The 1975, which happened to be their main influence on their music. Sony Music recently signed them on just as they completed two singles “Heart of May” and “Lovesick”, which also have an anti-love theme to it. So, we wonder, why the sad love songs?
“Actually, it was part coincidence and partially intended because we were inspired by life experiences. Yes, we are just turning 18, however, most of us can relate to heartbreak and it isn’t fun. So, our music is our way of sharing our story with our fans but spun with catchy beats,” Arif says.
The band first emerged with their debut single “Heart of May” in September 2017 which charted number 1 on the Hitz.FM Met 10 Charts that was deemed a huge deal for newcomers. This shows music interests sees no barrier regardless of experience or in this case, age. Midnight Fusic makes it up with their unfazed passion for music since young as well as their undeterred focus to keep getting better as they progress further. When most of us struggle to juggle tuition and school, they were juggling all that on top of practicing their music.
“Thinking back now, I wish I cut some slack and feel less pressured because I was studying so hard and beating myself up too much because school seemed like my only life,” Muaz said with a laugh as he explained how he was such a geek at school. Hard to believe but it was evident that Midnight Fusic were just like us when we were in school. Between school and after-school futsal and Playstation sessions, they spent their extra time focussing on creating new music and writing out new songs.
“We are so thankful to have parents who were both supportive of us when it came to our music because they were aware that we were very serious about our path as musicians, however, they made sure we never stray away from the importance of education too,” Adrian mused.
Below is their latest music video, “Lovesick” that was dropped today. Also, they are playing at three venues following this month and in February.
- The Bee, Publika on 30th January at 8pm.
- Le Noir, Kuala Lumpur on 6th February at 10 pm
- Gaslight Cafe, Plaza Damansara on 10th of Feb, at 9 pm.