Premiere: Night House – To Be With / New Year’s Prayer

Electro-folk seven-piece Night House conjure warmth from icy synths and electronic drum machines on their latest release.

The A-side To Be With and B-Side New Years Prayer are the latest tracks to be released from the band’s debut album Everyone Is Watching From Afar, which is due later this year.

The emotionally resonant track was written following the death of lead singer Nick Williams’ grandfather, and was produced by Dan Brown (Massive Attack, Jerry Williams).

Nick Williams says: ‘To Be With is a deeply personal song, written about the passing of my granddad and the isolation that can be felt by those left behind. But despite the immediate sadness, I wanted the song to be warm, and filled with the joy of a life fully lived.

‘It was the first track we recorded for the new album and it’s blend of orchestral and electronic help shape the sound of the entire record. There was a wonderful moment when recording Alfie, Amy and Andy’s (Double bass, Cello, Violin) string section along to the lo-fi 808 Drum machine that everything suddenly all slotted into place. The warmth of the stings and clarinet mixed with the isolation of drum machines and synths perfectly captured the essence of the song.’

Here, Night House give us a first listen of To Be With and the accompanying B-side, which is out on 3 May via Back In The Woods Records.

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