Written by Maria Arroyo
Sharing some insight into their music, this new album is truly a beautiful stripped creation that I very much enjoyed from the beginning to the very last second.
The album’s opening song, “the car,” immediately showcases their catchy, lyrical talents which are filled with tons of great hooks that are sure to linger in your head for a while. Sharing those same lyrical gems is their next song “you should probably just hang up.” They play around and create a beautiful balance between their organic vocals and the more electronically created instrumentation.
“(howitfeels)” changes things up a bit with a more spacey and ambient approach. Their use of reverb and overall knowledge of keeping things big and spacious really helped them post-production. The band shares that this single was written and produced before quarantine and is about “lost opportunities and fleeting chances” especially in situations of opening up to someone about how you feel toward them.
“It’s about someone I know really well that was not acting like themselves,” Capeci shares. “We actually wrote this one the week before lockdown started in a studio here in Nashville. It was one of those songs that just came out super fast.”
One of the highlights from night, love you is a “mess in my head.” The song is created from a very relatable point of view. It keeps my attention from a different perspective than the other songs and became just one of the many songs from this release that I caught myself singing even after it was over.
Darkening the sound a bit is their next song “time online.” The balance between a brighter sound but darker lyrics is something that I really admired throughout this track. “Still settling in this modern paradise…” is just one of the many lines created that really stick out and speak very highly to their attention to detail in creating thought-provoking, yet effortlessly sounding stories.
Another song that becomes a staple in my head is “older.” It’s probably on the more extremely vulnerable side of their songs, which is why I remember it so much. This song in particular sent a shiver from the tops of my shoulders throughout my body. There are always those few songs in your life that you’re able to completely immerse yourself in because it relates that much with you, and this is definitely one of those songs.
“older” takes a look into some raw emotions from their perspective, and really embraces the beautiful relationship they have, not only with each other but with their listeners and fans as well because of their music.
Closing their album is “i got so much to tell you.” They create a beautifully intimate setting that really wraps everything nicely together. Nightly shares that this is the only song that was not written at the same time as the others. In fact, it was actually one of the first songs they ever wrote. “We always knew that we wanted to save it for our debut record, now it’s finally yours,” they share.
Nightly’s exceptionally written album night, love you. is a beautiful collection of these different times and memories in their life that they share with others to absorb and appreciate. It’s modern and pop-centric, but with a huge heap of vulnerability, that is really needed, especially for a time like this, so thank you to all of you for these beautiful little gems you’ve all put out into the world.
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