The alt rock group Abbot Kinney bare their emotional prowess through this latest EP, The Night. The six track collection testifies as a clear representation of the bands musical influences developed from being in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles music scenes.
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The first two tracks and subsequent singles from the EP, "Can We Become," and "It's the Middle of The Night," provide scattered elements of piano chords and fast-paced percussions, alongside endearing vocals. The track "Let Me In" contains visceral tones softly crafted to create a much more intimate setting — reminiscent of a 1993 Radiohead.
"I’m excited to share this collection of songs that traveled with me from Los Angeles to San Francisco. "Right before we started recording it, I was hit with a pretty frightening realization that I no longer identified with the "get rich or die famous" mentality but I had this collection of songs and co-writes. I was literally and metaphorically in the dark coming up with parts while simultaneously trying to connect with who I really was and I think that rawness is packed in there."
Comparably, the track, "We Can't Stop Now" presents this uplifting chorus combined with charming vocals and neon colored guitar hooks. It becomes this optimistic road trip anthem for cruising down the coast line.
"It was produced at my father Brad Swanson's studio Swansound Music which afforded all the musicians the ability to experiment freely. Our only goal was to celebrate the gift of music even if we got a little lost along the way."