Midwest Hype’s New Video Carries A Needed Mantra For Our Minds

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (March 27, 2020) – Midwest Hype, one of Chicago’s most extraordinary collection of musicians, recently released a surprise video for the track, “I Am I Am” from their upcoming full length vinyl Nightglow LP. The song is an original by the highly skilled gentlemen, and the video was done with a message in mind. Their statement accompanying the release on social media was a beautiful explanation of their work:

“I Am I Am” is a song about recognizing our human spirit. A mantra for our minds to repeat in simplicity and exaltation. Flourished with string arrangements and harp, we got to see our vision for our music manifest into a new sonic space. Paired with over a decade of footage we’ve captured over the years, we take a ride thru time and space and ask ‘Are my people in here?!’ and hope the universe echoes back, ‘I am, I am.’


The men stayed true to their word, and the video definitely carries a needed mantra for our minds. Their ride through time is a glorious adventure to partake in that evokes memories of a simpler time. It’s a dose of positivity the whole world needs right now all wrapped up in a delicious melody with thoughtfully smooth lyrics. Check out Midwest Hype’s new video for “I Am I Am” below, and grab even more music by the prodigious band at https://midwesthype.com/merch/.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.

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