Red Release Debut Single "Hell Yeah" Along With Music Video!
Exclusive Interview Below!
Midnight Red is a new group
of 5 exciting performers from around the world and the latest contributor
to the return of boy bands. After the success of their digital EP,
One Club At a Time, the group was invited on tour with New Kids on
the Block and the Backstreet Boys and wowed audiences across the country
with their irresistible dance tracks.
Now, Midnight Red is thrilled
to release their debut single “Hell Yeah,” TODAY! The
track will appear on their upcoming full-length album, coming soon.
The track, produced by acclaimed hit maker RedOne (Lady Gaga, Pitbull,
Nicki Minaj), is available on iTunes and all other digital outlets
Stream “Hell Yeah” in full now on SoundCloud and be sure
to check out footage of the group performing live at Universal City
Walk. For more on Midnight Red, visit the group’s official site
The incredible video for
“Hell Yeah” has also premiered today! Watch below:
Thomas Augusto of Midnight Red took a few minutes to answer some questions
for PCM’s Kristyn Clarke, check out the interview below:
Q: Can you share with our site audience a little bit of information
about how Midnight Red came together? Is there a story behind the
Thomas Augusto: Eric [Secharia] and I met 5 years ago doing a show
together, and we remained friends after the show was over. Eric went
back to California and I went back home to Texas. While in California
Eric met Anthony [Ladao] and they began forming a group and called
me up to join. Colton we found on YouTube, and Joey we met through
a producer. Joey [Diggs Jr.] had dreamt of using the word “Midnight”
and the next day we combined it with red. We liked “red”
because it is such a dominant color that we felt added pow to our
punch. Also, a bit of a homage to our mentor and executive producer
Q: Your debut single “Hell Yeah” is set to drop on 6/19,
how excited are you for the release? Was it hard to narrow down which
song to release as the first single?
Thomas Augusto: It’s safe to say we are all ecstatic, it’s
incredibly surreal for us! It was a bit of a challenge to narrow it
down because we recorded some massive stuff with RedOne and Dallas
Austin, but ultimately “Hell Yeah” is the perfect introductory
single for us to let the world know we’re here and ready to
make some noise!
Q: “Hell Yeah” was produced by RedOne, how did you enjoy
working with him and his team?
Thomas Augusto: Working with Red and his team is always a pleasure.
RedOne is one of the most kind and humble people I’ve ever met
in the industry, not to mention incredibly talented. The work environment
is always effortless and flows so well with them that we forget it’s
work and just have fun making tunes.
Q: Are there any details you can share with us about your upcoming
full-length album? What should we be expecting? Is there a target
Thomas Augusto: The album will definitely be out later this year,
and you can expect to dance quite a bit:) this album is definitely
all about ‘feel good’ music.
Q: How would you best describe your music to a first time listener?
Thomas Augusto: If N’Sync and LMFAO had a mischievous baby.
Well, 5 babies I guess?
Q: How much were you into the boy band scene, especially the artists
of the mid to late nineties such as Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The
Block, N’SYNC…etc, prior to joining Midnight Red?
Thomas Augusto: I think that entire genre of Pop music from that era
is responsible for the paths of all 5 members in the group leading
to Midnight Red. We all grew up looking up to N’Sync and Backstreet!
Q: Any upcoming touring plans on the horizon?
Thomas Augusto: Yes, we plan to hit as many cities, towns and places
that will have us. We are all about performing live and bringing our
energy to the people.
Q: I’m sure each one of you has varying influences. Who are
some of your top influences as a group? Who brings what to the table
Thomas Augusto: We all 5 have very different taste and influences
that coexist in Midnight Red that sort of join together to make a
this really cool and unique vibe. Think Captain Planet or Voltron!
collectively we are very inspired by Michael Jackson, N’Sync,
Backstreet, and Black Eyed Peas.
Q: How involved were you with the writing process for the debut album?
Thomas Augusto: We are incredibly fortunate enough to have RedOne
and his team write and produce for our album, and we collaborate with
ideas and discuss which songs we love and characterize the feel of
Q: What is the best way to keep up to date with you? How active are
you with social media?
Thomas Augusto: We are very active on social media! I always like
to joke we’re “textually active”. Between the 5
of us we tweet, Facebook, Instagram, socialcam, ect. Quite a bit!
twitter: @itsmidnightred Facebook.com/itsmidnightred midnightred.com
Q: Being that we are pop culture based web site, is there a particular
area of pop culture that you find fascinating?
Thomas Augusto: A lot of singing competition shows. The whole concept
that the people will champion their idol is always interesting to
me. Susan Boyle is my favorite or “Loyal to Boyle” as
I like to say.
Get To Know Thomas of Midnight Red:
Thomas Augusto, 21, from Arlington, TX, was called the “little
entertainer” because “my parents could never shut me up,”
he says. A fan of Beyonce, Radiohead, and No Doubt, Thomas has spent
years dreaming about being on a huge stage doing what he loves to
do. “There were always pyrotechnics in my daydreams, so I know
I am on the right track!” he says.