It looks like last year was so good for The Night VI that they couldn’t wait to get the new one started. Having been named in our Top 5 Albums and EPs of 2014 just yesterday, the London based purveyors of sophisticated pop finery have already commenced their assault on 2015 with a brand new track and plans for a new EP in the autumn.
The new track, “Too Late To Lie”, is slightly more jagged than their usual fare. That is not to say it isn’t good, it is, very good, just that we are used to galaxy chocolate level smoothness and velveteen softeness from them. There’s still the gorgeous vocal and the delicateness of keys to get lost in but there’s also an insistent bassline, driving the song forward as it builds with the rhythm and a rapid jugger-jugger-jugger of guitar (think Haim) that adds a new layer to their sound.
In fact the chorus in particular is like going for a run; it’s urgent and full of motion as it passes through the city, the country, past the dreamy oasis of melody that The Night VI can usually be found in and on on on, away from the heartache of the past (possibly).
The as yet untitled EP is due for release in September and pre-orders comes with an immediate download of “Too Late To Lie”. Additionally, if you sign up to The Night VI’s mailing list, you will get a free download of the six cover versions they recorded last year (including their superb version of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”) which is a pretty great way to start off 2015 really.