From 2002 through 2006, Bill Jablonsky (keyboards/vocals) was writing and performing with Dark Franklin in the Long Island and New York City music scene as well as recording in their Long Island-based studio. Dark Franklin released their self-titled debut in 2002 followed by the 2003 release, My Secret Life.
By 2006, and the release of What Remains, Jablonsky's interest in video production and 3D animation became a larger part of the project and was featured in the music video for their single Odysseys.
The next few years would find Jablonsky working on various music and video projects and also writing songs for what would have been the fourth album from Dark Franklin.

During this time however, Jablonsky's long-time musical partner from his years with Dark Franklin and the earlier female-fronted Sudden Earth became involved in other musical prjects on Long Island and was unavailable to help produce "DF4". Dark Franklin would have to be put on hold for now.

Midnight Meridian became Jablonsky's solo project - a natural next-step from Dark Franklin and an outlet for his music and his videos.