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Singled Out: The Nocturnal Affair's Down


Keavin Wiggins | 01-03-2022

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The Nocturnal Affair Photo courtesy Atom Splitter
Photo courtesy Atom Splitter

The Nocturnal Affair recently released a new single and video called "Down" and to celebrate we asked mastermind Brendan Shane to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

This is a Frankenstein's Monster of a tune. I wrote the chorus itself almost five years before the verses and music were written. I couldn't figure out what to put in the chorus so I started sifting through my rolodex of melodies and lyrics. We played it live for about a year and a half before even tracking a true demo along with a few other tunes which ended up getting the ball rolling for the record. I've always had a soft spot for the tune because of the subject matter and how therapeutic the writing process of it was for me. I was going through a lot by the time this song was finished.

This was a song that really set the pace for what Nocturnal would do next. Before "Down", I was writing slower, more brooding material and often singing more baritone rather than what you hear in the track. This song is what gave me the confidence to write whatever I want for Nocturnal rather than using the same recipe that an old business associate told me not to stray from.

I had zero idea it would be our first major single from this record. Let alone get us a deal with Earache. A pleasant surprise to say the least.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself below and learn more about the band here

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