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Night Lights explore the honesty gene on effortless new smooth cut “Nerve”

24 January 2019, 14:46 | Written by Sean Kerwick

The members of LA-based Night Lights may originate from different corners of the world (Japan, Norway and Mexico) but “Nerve” proves this trio are a tightly-knit unit, brandishing slinking grooves and an effortless cool across this slice of synth-pop.

“Nerve” unravels the subject of tough love and the importance of having somebody close to you who keeps your best intentions at heart. The bittersweetness is lit against a backdrop of warbling synths, driving drums and a smooth bass line recalling the LA night time - you can almost imagine Ryan Gosling’s character in Drive adding this to his playlist.

The verses rev up the drama as the parts lock in piece by piece, paving the way for a lush chorus to reveal itself. A shredding guitar solo brings the track to a satisfying climax before we’re treated to a bulked-up rendition of the catchy refrain.

“Relationships with those people build us up,” says lead singer Mau, “because we find that true love isn’t passive, but instead it is actively looking out for our best interest. Those who are our true loves push us out of our comfort zones, and sometimes call us out on our shortcomings, even when it's hard to hear.”

“Nerve” is out now. Find Night Lights on Facebook.
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