Midsummer are an alternative rock band comprised of vocalist/guitarist Korgan Steinke, bassist Will Maze, and drummer Jacob Ruffin. From the heart of the Midwest, the band formed on a cold winter’s day in early 2019 and wasted no time before they began playing shows throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. They quickly built a reputation as ones to watch earning well-deserved comparisons to Hum, Citizen, Title Fight, Balance and Composure and the like.
Determined to keep their momentum throughout 2020, the members amped up their social media presence and began quietly working on new music. This week, they've shared the video for "I Don't Know What To Say," which features Nick Heat of American Bandit.
“This track actually took a while to complete,” says Steinke. “I originally wrote it at the beginning of 2020, and it went through many different forms before landing at this iteration. I think initially I was overthinking it, but when I decided to trust my instincts, it all seemed to quickly unfold. It was really cool to have Nick Heath of American Bandit featured. I had always intended to have some kind of spoken word part during the bridge, but he blew it out of the water, and I think it just elevated the track. Lyrically, the song deals with those difficult moments in life when you can’t seem to find the right words to say, when no combination of letters and syllables does any justice to the way you feel, and you ultimately have to accept that you aren’t going to be able to change the situation. It comes from a very personal place, but I think it’s something we’ve all felt at one time or another.”