Exclusive Premiere: The Night Flight Orchestra, “Midnight Flyer”
When this whole The Night Flight Orchestra thing started back in 2012, we can hardly imagine that the band’s members — among them full-timers in Soilwork and Arch Enemy — had any idea that their self-proclaimed tribute to dad rock would take on such a life of its own. But here we are, five years and three albums later and with a larger, more adoring audience than ever before, and they’re still cranking out hooky jams that would make Donald Fagen and Barry Gibb proud.
Their latest, “Midnight Flyer,” comes from their forthcoming album Amber Galactic, out later this spring. Frontman Bjorn “Speed” Strid offers of the album:
“Amber Galactic is a relationship drama set in space, the first classic rock space opera on double vinyl. As seasoned musicians, we’re taking this project seriously, Although we might come across as slightly retrofuturistic at times, there’s no irony involved. It’s just us trying to shape our future into a place where our race is led by female space commanders with pearl necklaces and a quasar sense of gravity. Amber Galactic is about setting free from genre boundaries and expectations that are put on people like us. We just want to create music that we would like to hear ourselves, but that isn’t only for us.”