Aside from the collaboration with Mark Lannegan last year on the Ian Curtis tribute, it’s been a minute since we’ve heard new music from Cold Cave. However now in the new year, the group is back and ready to deliver new songs. With a new EP Fate In Seven Lessons coming in a few months, their lead single definitely has a more upbeat sound. “Night Light” has a sound that could define what the EP is and its video is definitely sunny.
The reverb soaked opening has a darkness that quickly washes away. There’s more melodic tonal qualities here as the band heads in a direction closer to that of bands like New Order and Erasure. The synths and the beats have an upbeat quality that mixes with a happy sound. The vocals are underneath the music yet they work well in this track. The video features the band on the beach at sunset and then driving and even a party with the words from the lyrics on the bottom of the screen. The overall result is a sound that echoes a more joyous overall embodiment that shimmers.
The video for “Night Light” can be viewed above or on YouTube. The song is on all streaming sites. Fate In Seven Lessons is available for preorder directly from Heartworm Press ahead of its June 11 release.
Image Credits: Photo by Travis Shinn.