Austin/Houston future wave/synth pop duo Night Drive (made up of Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon) have returned with their catchy new single “Summerwaves” and its accompanying video.
The track is the first taste of their highly-anticipated new album ‘Position II‘, set to arrive on August 4th. Pre-order your copy here.
UPDATE 7/3/2023: “Summerwaves” is our new Single of the Week!
Brandon Duhon shares “I had this dream that our band was called ‘The Positions’. Since we’d already established ourselves as Night Drive, we had the idea to release a group of EPs named Position I, Position II, etc, which would ultimately culminate into a compilation album of the same name”.
“There’s a strange comfort and excitement that’s connected to the coastline. Summerwaves was inspired by that sense of freedom while also invoking a melancholy feeling of nostalgia. Kinda like the memory of a dream, hazy and vivid, but elusive… just out of reach.“
Watch the Robert MacCready-directed video below.
Though they’re both based in Texas, Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon – the creators of Night Drive – first met in Mexico City at a midnight screening of the Panos Cosmatos film “Beyond the Black Rainbow”. Bonding over their love of the movie’s visual imagery and synth soundscapes, they soon discovered that they were both musicians whose previous bands had just dissolved. Through this serendipity, Night Drive was born.
Inspired by sci-fi cinematic landscapes, Night Drive creates modern synth-pop that explores the darker currents of abstract emotion. Infectious melodies wrapped in expressive lyrics with pulsing dance beats unveil a stylish, energetic sound featured in film, tv as well as radio around the world. Touring with international bands such as Crystal Castles, Ladytron, CHVRCHES, Austra and The Psychedelic Furs, Night Drive has garnered a reputation as a captivating, must see live show.