Late Night Thoughts is the independent folk-pop duo of Michael Harlow and Brian Rauch. Michael is the music and harmony to Brian's lyrics and melody as the two share their complementary talents to create a unique combination of singer-songwriter stylings with folk-pop production.
Both Michael and Brian began their musical journeys at a young age. Brian has been singing since before he can remember, echoing tunes from John Mayer to Elton John. Michael's musical journey began with the drums and later expanded to piano, guitar, ukulele, melodica, bass, banjo, and last but not least, didgeridoo.
The pair met while attending Brandeis University and began to write and perform across Massachusetts. They forged a friendship through a shared love for songwriting as they realized their keen ability to find optimism amidst personal growth.
Their first EP, 'Moonlit Memories', was released in 2018 and helped them burst onto the scene behind their singles 'Shit Happens' and 'What Love Truly Means' as they grew their audience by performing locally and at universities up and down the East Coast. Before graduating they released their second EP, 'Worth It', as a culmination of their bittersweet goodbye to college, collectively amassing over five million streams on various platforms. Garnering praise from multiple outlets such as Popternative, NYS Music, and Aesthetic Magazine, their early releases have given the duo a dedicated fanbase across the country.
The duo relocated to Brooklyn, NY where they have performed at venues including Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, The Delancey, Berlin Under A, SOB's, and DROM while expanding their live sound to add a full backing band. They released their latest EP, 'Bridges & Tunnels' on December 3rd, 2021 with independent label, Mifflin Street Music.
The pair are continuing to release new music with their minds set on becoming a full-time touring act.