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Midgar release album 'Unity' on Year Of The Rat Records

After 8 years of pursuing a diverse career in the music industry, Andy Wilson - Taylor is once again at the helm of the cinematic rock band Midgar. A composer for TV and film by day, and session vocalist and songwriter by night, Wilson - Taylor has re-kindled his love with larger-than-life, symphonic rock music by creating a long-awaited new album, which pushes the boundaries of Midgar’s signature sound; classical piano and strings colliding head on with epic, modern rock. The new album - ‘Unity’ - was written, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Wilson - Taylor at his own studio - Sector Seven Studios - during lockdown in 2020.

UK, 25th June 2021

After 8 years of pursuing a diverse career in the music industry, Andy Wilson – Taylor is once again at the helm of the cinematic rock band Midgar. A composer for TV and film by day, and session vocalist and songwriter by night, Wilson – Taylor has re-kindled his love with larger-than-life, symphonic rock music by creating a long-awaited new album, which pushes the boundaries of Midgar’s signature sound; classical piano and strings colliding head on with epic, modern rock. The new album – ‘Unity’ – was written, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Wilson – Taylor at his own studio – Sector Seven Studios – during lockdown in 2020.
Midgar became the third band to join Year Of The Rat Records last year, joining Lastelle and The Young Hearts on the labels roster. Previous singles ‘We Don’t Make The Rules’ ‘Sunburn’, ‘Nemesis’, and ‘Paradise’ all picked up a plethora of coverage with Kerrang Radio as ‘Featured Artist Of The Week’, RTE2XM, Amazing Radio, Alyx Plays Punk, Endeavour FM, BT TV, Moshville Times, ERB Magazine, Gig Radar, Crowd Salat, ARFM, Hardbeat and Total Rock Radio, as well as landing official playlisting with Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer and Pandora. The album is out 25th June 2021 with the focus track ‘Isle Of Glass’ – Isle Of Glass is a much softer ballad type track and shows the band’s more vulnerable side. 
Speaking about the album ‘Unity’, composer and singer Andy Wilson Taylor says – “It’s been almost a whole decade since I last put pen to paper to write a Midgar song. I’ve been through a lot since then, and ‘Unity’ tells some of the story of those last ten years. The world is also totally unrecognisable, so while much of the album’s content is autobiographical, there are moments of the record which touch on topics that I feel strongly about. Around the time of the last Midgar album’s release, I went through a pretty big break-up which resulted in me becoming homeless. As I had left my family home to move in with this girl, and moved away to a big city, it felt like I was out in the world on my own for the very first time. I was totally unprepared to be in that position and – combined with a freshly broken heart – it set me up for a bumpy ride for a few years. This ended up having a pretty damaging effect on my personal life, but also my ability to make music. I totally wrecked my voice. As a result I shut myself off from making music for years and years, never playing any gigs and not even singing in the studio. I had lost all confidence in myself. That was it, I thought; music was just something I used to do. It was meeting my wife that saved my life. Slowly, she helped me rebuild and turn things around. We ended up moving away together to somewhere new. A few years into our relationship I finally gathered the confidence to sing again. I played a little open mic and sang some songs I hadn’t played for a decade or so. I was so nervous, it was like I was 17 again playing my first solo show. Until that moment, she had never heard me sing before. The following year, I converted an old hangar into my own recording studio with the express intention of making another Midgar record there. It was just a metal and concrete shell, and I spent about a month building it into what is now Sector Seven Studios. I kept my promise to myself and wrote Unity over the following couple of months, then produced the album myself during lockdown. It all came together so quickly but I realise now that it’s the product of the last decade one way or another. These days I’m fit, healthy and just bursting with all this creative energy that’s been waiting to get out for so long. I found my voice again and it’s stronger than ever.”
Isle Of Glass (Static Video) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQic7wk1fRw
Midgar – Unity Pre-save – https://smarturl.it/Unity_Midgar
Unity is out on all streaming platforms on 25th June 2021. 
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