Special Interest share “Midnight Legend” featuring Mykki Blanco, announce new album

Endure is out November 4 via Rough Trade.

August 31, 2022
Special Interest share “Midnight Legend” featuring Mykki Blanco, announce new album Special Interest. Photo by Alexis Gross  

It's been two years since Special Interest released their sophomore project The Passion Of, the album that brought the dance-punk collective from the DIY scene of New Orleans and onto the world stage. On November 4, Special Interest will release their latest album Endure via Rought Trade. Today, you can hear its lead single "Midnight Legend" featuring Mykki Blanco.


The new track balances the bright polish of a Duran Duran hit with the post-punk atmosphere of Siouxsie & The Banshees. In a statement, the band's frontperson Alli Logout described the track as “a love song to all the girls leaving the club at 6 AM, a love song to everybody who doesn’t have love around them. The ways we numb ourselves or participate in high-risk behavior because we all feel so isolated and alone is also very much enabled by clubs, institutions, and party 'friends.' This song is about listening to people who never actually get heard.”

Logout also directs the "Midnight Legend" music video, streaming below. Framed like a short film, the visuals pay tribute to the waning hours of an all-night rave. “I see the three legends portrayed in the video as a whole person," Logout continues, "but all represent different processes of grief. You have the fucked-up outta their mind one, the slut phase one numbing themselves with bodies, and the moment when you are open to the world again and love can be let back in . They come together towards the end of the video, symbolizing coming back to yourself.”

Special Interest 2022 tour dates

September 12 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
September 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
September 14 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
September 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Primavera Sound
November 3 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
November 4 - London, UK - Studio 9294
November 5 - Manchester, UK - White Hotel
November 6 - Glasgow, UK - STEREO
November 8 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House
November 9 - Brighton, UK - Komedia
November 10 - Rotterdam, NL - V11
November 11 - Frankfurt, DE - Ono2
November 12 - Haarlem, NL - Slachthuis
November 13 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City
November 29 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
November 30 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
December 2 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
December 3 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
December 5 - Portsmouth, NH - The Press Room
December 6 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
December 8 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
December 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Foto Club
December 10 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
December 12 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle - Back Room
December 13 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
December 14 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
December 16 - New Orleans, LA - The Saturn Bar

Special Interest share “Midnight Legend” featuring Mykki Blanco, announce new album