Night Things explore new depth in ‘Reasons’
Rising Los Angeles synth-pop band Night Things has been on an exciting wave. Composed of Zach Shields and Maize LaRue, the singer/songwriter duo started their project only a few years ago after releasing their debut single “Sleeping Beauty” to much acclaim in 2013. Their highly eclectic brand of 80’s new age synth pop strikes a unique chord within today’s contemporary dance music realm, giving way to insurmountable musical merit. Last month, the outfit released the first track “Cost of Summer” off their forthcoming debut album with abundant praise, and now the pair has returned to unravel a new chapter in their ongoing narrative in the form of “Reasons.”
Quickly filling a soundscape of wistful lucidity, “Reasons” bursts with sentimental fervor. Maize LaRue’s lovelorn lyricism sails through an airy province of intricate guitar chords, light synth lines, and driving percussion, establishing an infectious structural energy that connects with any listener. The song easily finds instant depth within every slow-grooving measure, and exists as the perfect complement to Night Things’ forthcoming debut record out this fall.