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AL. KNYGHT PROVIDES VOICE FOR THE BROKEN CHILDREN WITH NEW ALBUM ‘BIRDS II: MIDNITE SOCIETY’
On Oct. 5 he released an album called “Birds II: Midnite Society.” It’s a follow-up to an album he released two years ago called “Birds,” which was a dark mix between new wave and old-school hip-hop. With this new project, however, he wanted to step it up and make an evolution of his earlier sound.
“I took my inspiration from the 90s TV Series ‘Are you Afraid of the Dark?’” he said. “The kids in that series didn’t know anything about each other, but they would meet at night and listen to each others’ stories. They called themselves the Midnite Society. I want to use my musical talent and my ear and my creative pen to tell some tales I’ve experienced, or to share other people’s stories. I’m trying to be as creative as I can within myself and then share that with the world.”
The 14-track album features the hit single “Get Over It,” which is a smooth soul-based R&B track that incorporates notes of hip-hop. It features Saniyah X, a female singer from Tennessee who developed a large following on Vine before the social media platform was shut down. The song is one that Al. Knyght said encourages people to focus on the bigger picture in life and to let the frustrating things stay in the past.
“If I can’t do anything about something, I have to accept it and let it be and get over it,” he said. “There’s still life left to be lived, even beyond what you can’t change.”