Tracks: Nightlands – Stare Into The Sun

Charlie Boss

Nightlands the project of The War On Drugs’ Dave Hartley, has shared the video for track, Stare Into The Sun. This is the final single from his new album Moonshine due on the 15th of July via Western Vinyl. 

“The spark for this song started when I heard Human Nature (from Thriller) at a gas station,” explains Hartley. “The chords in the intro of that tune activated something in my heart and I wanted to write something with similar modulating chords. There’s some surrealism happening here. Hundreds of vocals overdubbed creating an uncanny, fractured gospel vibe. The lyrics stand in contrast to the overall vibe, though: it’s a lush, melancholy song about pure anger. I love the arpeggiating synth solo in the break and I’m proud of the way the lyrics poured out. It didn’t feel like composition, it felt like therapy.”

A chilled twinkling melody under gentle floating vocals on this prog like track. The vocal line is broken by bubbling synths that take over as the solid drumming keeps the ethereal vibe well grounded. A delightful track that sits on the line between synth led prog and dreamy pop.

Check it out, here

The album can be pre-ordered here

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