Ce moment, we’re obsessed with this band called The Night.
I personally discovered them when my mate played me their cover of Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’, and realised that they were brilliant because they reworked the chart hit meticulously, beautifully, and originally – so much so that when I was later trying to recall what the song was, I couldn’t even remember.
The band is pretty new, so here’s some introductory info on them:
1. The Night consists of six members with some twee names: Sophie-Rose, Kristy, Anna, Jack, Bogart, and Bo
2. They describe themselves as “Baroque Pop”
3. The girls sing in hypnotising harmonies, very much in the ilk of the Haim sisters – which is, of course, a Very Good Thing
4. There definitely is a harp included in their instrumental set-up. And harps are always appreciated, for both their aesthetic and sonic beauty
5. Their drummer is a particularly good drummer
6. They tend to say “ooh” a lot
7. In their press shot, the group looks Quite Sixties
Back to the point at hand: The Night have given us a new track of theirs to premiere, which is also free to download.
The track displays the sextet’s versatility – for it is slightly more solemn than their tracks that we’ve heard already – starting with a merely a sustained synth note, gentle bass line, and one female vocal line. The harmonies and remaining instrumental parts enter after about thirty seconds, though. There’s a gradual build-up of texture and volume until they become tired of getting carried away at just over three minutes, when a beautiful electric guit melody enters. After a sort-of break-down the full band texture returns and a “would you walk away and forget her name” vocal refrain takes place over the last thirty seconds of the track. IN SHORT, it’s a lovely song, that’s probably about cheating on your loved one. But I may be wrong…
My favourite lyric from ‘Strangers’ is “I sleep next to a new face and it feels right” – nice line. Listen to that lyric – and the track in full – below.