Night Tapes share dreamlike new single “drifting”
December 1, 2023 BY Emma Orland
In signature Night Tapes style, ‘drifting’ kicks off with a shimmering synth-scape, before breaking into a cool groove helmed by a funk bassline. Meanwhile, lead singer Iris Vesik’s dulcet tones soar above the arrangement, shrouded in dreamlike textures. “Aint this the dream you wanted all along?” she pines on a memorable chorus.
Speaking about the track they elaborate, “We wrote this song over a few weeks in the middle of summer. It contains a paradox and to be honest we’re still in the process of discovering the nuances of meaning in it. I think that sometimes drifting can take you where you need to be, other times it can take you to the open sea where your feet can’t touch the ground anymore. We hope you enjoy this existentialist pop song – big up Maurice Merleau-Ponty.”
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Continuing their hot streak since the release of their third EP Perfect Kindness in June, the band are fresh off a tour of the UK and Europe, with packed shows spanning Vienna, London, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Copenhagen, Paris and Tallinn.
Night Tapes started out as evening jams between housemates Max Doohan, Sam Richards and Iiris Vesik in London, UK. Night time London, genre-blending, multi-fidelity recordings and honest reflection contribute to their atmospheric soundscapes that ultimately make for fresh and envelope-pushing dream pop. The trio take inspiration from both their lived experience in the world that they can see and touch, as well as the less tangible spiritual and metaphysical realm.
To date, the band have released three EPs: Dream Forever In Glorious Stereo and Download Spirit, and Perfect Kindness, the latter of which was released to acclaim via Nettwerk back in June. Their debut single ‘Forever’ has reached over seven million plays, and their music has been championed by Turtlenek, Paste Magazine, Pigeons & Planes, DUMMY Magazine, At The Barrier, David Dean Burkhart and Majestic Casual channels.
‘drifting’ is another Night Tapes shimmering single and a perfect way to cap off a momentous year for the London trio. Far from drifting, this band is going places.