- 01. America Online
The Midnight’s new single, “America Online” — with its relaxed and somewhat detached soundscapes and heavy digitization of Tyler Lyle’s vocals — excels in demonstrating our complicated sense of digital intimacy. The haze of nighttime screen light seeps out of every nook and cranny of the synthesizers, even as the rhythm section maintains a breezy bounce (optimism has not left us). Lyle’s pipes and their digitized state reinforce one of our modern era’s most noble truths: We’re always trying to burrow through the digital noise, grasping at something that resembles true human connection but often missing the mark.