‘Midnight Cowboy’, by Antherius – the project of Texas based artist Tom Reynal – is an homage to the beautiful city which is right now hurting about as hard as it possibly could hurt because of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Although not a New Yorker, Antherius nonetheless understands the New York story, and the video for his version of the theme song from the classic film of the same name features nothing but shots of the magnificent city. Not just a tribute, but a celebration of the central place New York City holds in the consciousness of not just the United States, but the whole world.
Accomplished electronic composer Antherius is certainly not the first to reinterpret ‘Midnight Cowboy’. The track, originally scored by John Barry, won a Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Theme”, and has since been covered by disparate artists such as Johnny Mathis, and Faith No More. The version by Antherius however is going to be right up there in terms of sleekness and musical inventiveness. There’s shimmering synths, pulsating bass, and the melody just runs right through the mix like a silvery streak. Even if you’ve never seen the film, you’ll know the tune; and you will certainly be able to appreciate the beauty of New York City, and share the love for The Big Apple, that until recently, never slept.
Watch the video for ‘Midnight Cowboy’, and find out more about Antherius on his official website.