Nightlands

NEWS: Nightlands shares ‘Stare Into The Sun’ video from new album, Moonshine

Nightlands is the side-project of The War On Drugs’ bass guitarist, Dave Hartley. He has just shared with us the video for ‘Stare Into The Sun’, the final single to be taken from his new album, Moonshine which is due out on the 15th of July on Western Vinyl.

‘Stare Into The Sun’ follows in the rather excellent footsteps of previous singles ‘No Kiss For The Lonely’ and the forthcoming album’s imperious title track. Speaking about ‘Stare Into The Sun’, Dave Hartley says: “The spark for this song started when I heard Human Nature (from Thriller) at a gas station. 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.”

Moonshine Is the following-up to Nightlands’ last album, 2017’s I Can Feel the Night Around Me and features contributions from Joseph Shabason on saxophone, Dave Hartley’s fellow The War on Drugs’ band members, Robbie Bennet, Anthony Lamarca, Eliza Hardy Jones, and Charlie Hall, as well as Frank Locrasto (Cass McCombs, Fruit Bats) and producer Adam McDaniel (Avey Tare, Angel Olsen).

Moonshine is available to pre-order now.

Photo credit: Charlie Boss

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