Midnight is certainly not re-inventing the wheel in its indie rock approach but it is not an issue as the songwriting is consistently great and Stef's vocals grab and keep your attention from beginning to end. This is very much a vocal driven album and Stef is up to the task with multiple approaches (soft singing, loud singing, yelling, gritty, clean) and this effect keeps the album very interesting for many repeated listens. Beyond the vocals is dynamic songwriting where Stef often utilizes bipartite song structure instead of simple verse-chorus-verse and really gets a lot of use out of loud-quiet-loud contrast. The songs themselves all feel like they have their own identity and this variety (along with Stef's vocals) is key to making Midnight standout in a very saturated genre. Instrumentally, the guitars have a ton of energy, interesting textures and feature very nice tones with strength in both the chord progressions and the leads ('Degrees' is a nice example of this). Great uptempo rock songs (Scream, Method Man), melancholic feels (Sincerely Yours, Sweet Sweet Midnight) and everything in between as Stef Churs knocks it out of the park with her vocal depth and delivery.