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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats show us that The Future is bright

Release date: 05 November 2021
Nathaniel Rateliff The Night Sweats The Future
05 November 2021, 12:15 Written by Oliver Kuscher
It’s been a while since we’ve had a case of the Night Sweats come on - we’re talking a series of moments that are as invigorating as they are soothing, that make you wanna howl and shake just as much as they do sway and smile, a series of moments as much a raucous party as an intimate get-together. Well it’s time to welcome those Night Sweats back. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have been round up once again, and with their third album they’re showing us what The Future sounds like, and, it’s something we all will wanna be a part of.

The title-track starts off proceedings and sets the mood perfectly: there’s warm swells of brass, dreamy slide guitar, the rhythmic strum of acoustic guitars, and Nathaniel Rateliff baying to the heavens. It’s followed by the record’s lead single “Survivor”, a hard-hitting foot stomper through which Rateliff sneers and barks. And so, The Future has begun. Head further in, and you’ll find the cooing comfort of softer moments with “Face Down In The Moment” and “Something Ain’t Right”, the breezy sway of the lounge-y “Baby I Got Your Number”, and get swept up by the buoyant “I’m On Your Side” - its chorus exploding into life as the group’s brass brigade take charge.

Boisterous closer “Love Don’t” leaves no doubt that the Night Sweats are revelling in being a unit once again, after having spent the past few years apart, and they’re all the better for it. Their bluesy soul is being delivered with newfound heart, spirit and zeal, one that makes The Future jubilantly bright - just the vision we all need after the bleakness of the past year.

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