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“Backed by dreamy synths that compliment her airy, feminine voice, Puerto Rican songwriter Angelica Allen challenges listeners’ expectations on “Drown” with her dark, introspective lyrics”

NPR, ALL SONGS CONSIDERED

“…scattered with sparkling rhythm guitars, electric saxophones, warped and twinkling synths, and topped off with the limitless vocals of Angelica, a.k.a My Midnight Heart.”

SPIN MAGAZINE

…weaves together the late-night moodiness of vintage trip-hop, the booming sounds of contemporary alt-R&B, and some of the raw emotional charge of classic PJ Harvey.”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Blanketing vocals over heartbeat-like bass drums, “Drown” builds to a thunderous climax as Allen’s soprano washes over the song”

SPIN MAGAZINE

“…a combination of dream-like R&B and drifty electronic textures without ever lacking for propulsion.”

SPIN MAGAZINE

“With pulsating beats and exquisite lyrics, My Midnight Heart is melting minds with their signature twist on sonic dreamscapes.”

ROLLING STONE (ARTIST TO WATCH)

”..the title track glides on a bed of smooth synths and skittering percussive touches…”

PITCHFORK

“For a frame of reference: MMH sounds like Bat for Lashes casting spells in the moonlight with Vanity 6… [She] combines cosmic 80s synths, shimmering soul-pop vocals, and tribal beats… Vocally her silky tones recall Mariah’s lower registers as much as London’s Foxes.“ 

NOISEY // VICE MAGAZINE

"Long story short: My Midnight Heart is clearly raising the bar in regards to what it means to be an artist in 2014.”

VIRGIN MOBILE

“Without doubt the only true spiritual predecessor to Mariah right now, there isn’t a vocal out there as emotive and powerful.”

PRESS PLAY

“…bedroom-friendly vocals a la My Brightest Diamond and Bat for Lashes." 

FUSE TV

"My Midnight Heart’s debut, ‘Chest of Hearts EP,’ is like soaring into darkness. The woman behind the music, Angelica Allen, delicately layers ethereal sounds with images of doubt, creating a three-song release that is as weightless as it is heavy.”

DIFFUSER.FM

“My Midnight Heart is avant-electro-pop at its best… We were instantly hooked by My Midnight Heart’s effortless and unexpected sound that mixes soul soaked minimal R&B, sweeping electronica, and percussive left-field-pop unlike anyone else making music.”

KICK KICK SNARE

"…like a more soulful version of Cocteau Twins.”

DELI MAGAZINE (BANDS ON THE RISE)

“My Midnight Heart has us mesmerized”

NPR

“…cerebral atmospheric electronic soundscapes hinged on powerful vocals…”

ON AIR WITH ABBEY // VIRGIN MOBILE

“Singer Angélica Allen’s voice fills the void created when 1980s and 90s Whitney Houston became 2000s Whitney Houston, and adds a darker, distinctly millennial layer to the mix while doing it.”

BITCH MAGAZINE

"…stop-in-your-tracks, bravura moment of power balladry, the likes of which you simply don’t hear any more…[She] has managed to turn every moment of personal fragility, of soul-baring vulnerability, into high art.”

PRESS PLAY .COM

“…the same upper-register vocals reminiscent of Mariah Carey — but set atop airier instrumentation.”

REDEFINE MAGAZINE (TOP INDIE POPS)

“…it sounds like something Dev Hynes could’ve produced. But didn’t.”

I FOUND MUSIC .COM

“My Midnight Heart’s lush arrangements bring to mind the adventurousness of Kate Bush and Bat for Lashes, but are set apart by Allen’s deeply personal, dreamlike imagery.”

BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC

“…beautiful, impassioned singles…”

DEATH AND TAXES