The Night Flight Orchestra Debut Hooky New Track “This Time”
The Night Flight Orchestra’s 2017 release Amber Galactic was a break-out hit of sorts. I’ve been madly in love with this band since their 2012 debut Internal Affairs, but it brings me great joy to see the rest of the world finally catching on to their undeniably catchy homages to ’70s and ’80s AOR and classic rock. No wonder it ended up on my year-end “Best of 2017” list. The whole “members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy” thing feels like a footnote at this point; this band has forged their own identity and they’re now known just for what they are.
Great news today, as The Night Flight Orchestra have debuted a new single called “This Time” and announced a new album Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough. Only one year between releases? No complaints here!
“This Time” is a classic, sky-high AOR banger complete with one of NFO’s requisite super-hooky choruses, some twang-y guitar work and a searing piano solo. The accompanying video is perfectly in line with the band’s aesthetic, featuring retro, era-appropriate garb and outrageous green screen animations. MUAH!
Offers the band on the new song and video:
“Recording the video for our first single ‘This Time,’ was like combining different dimensions in a space cocktail. Numerous times during the video shoot, band members had to call the tax authorities, to confirm their names in the register, to make sure they had not lost all contact with reality. The result is surely mesmerizing and will take you on a journey that will be hard to digest. This is also our first video featuring the ”The Airline Annas”, our beautiful and super talented back up singers. They certainly made this video sparkle. The song itself, is the album opener and might not be representative for the whole album – no song really is, but we just like it that way. We make albums and each and every song leads it‘s own little life and together they form a celebratory album with class, hooks and a bass that could walk a million miles without stopping for a drink. This trailblazer of a song used to be just ours, now it‘s yours too. Enjoy!”
Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough will arrive June 29th via Nuclear Blast; pre-order here.