Little Big Town’s eighth studio album, Nightfall, is out next week, and to hold fans over before the rest of the project is out, the band released the title track today. It’s an ethereal, guitar-driven love song about letting your heart fall when the night falls too.
“Nightfall” was co-written by band member Karen Fairchild, who also serves as the lead vocalist on this particular number, with Fancy Hagood, and Daniel Tashian. In the first verse, Fairchild asks her partner to look back on their relationship, singing. “Let the dark help us remember what we’re fighting for.” When the chorus hits, the beautiful and signature harmonies come in, and the band sings, “Turn the lights down, we can watch the stars crawl / You and I fall, baby when the night falls / Throw a spark, we can shine underneath it all / You and I fall, baby, when the night falls.”
What is most striking about this song is its production. It starts off with just an acoustic guitar strumming to Fairchild’s vocals, when the upbeat, almost alternative-country drums, along with a groovy bassline kick in. The harmonies are breezy and filled with movement. The band co-produced it with Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, who are responsible for the production of Kacey Musgraves’ GRAMMY-winning Golden Hour, as well as for making up ½ of the Nashville band Skyline Motel. The two of them have created a sound that is amplifying artists’ technique and making it into the dreamy, textured songs we listen to and love. It’s very exciting to see Little Big Town working with new collaborators for this album cycle.
If the four tracks that have been released so far are any indication, Nightfall is proving to be one of Little Big Town’s best albums yet. It’s using songwriting to tell a story, whether it be songs on the pressures of being a woman in society or getting over an ex or about being in love. Their harmonies unify any song they touch.
Nightfall is out next Friday, January 17th. To hear it live, NY fans can catch them at Carnegie Hall for a special album release show on January 16th, and following that show are two nights at the iconic Apollo Theater on January 17th and 18th.
“Nightfall” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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