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Night Tales Bridges the Gap Between Urban Culture and Electronic Music with 'Patient'

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From galloping melodies to sensual vocals to sparkling synths, Night Tales delivers expertly produced tracks on “Patient.”

The single was released on August 19th and follows the Australian duo’s single “Lovesong”. The electronic R&B pair aim to pioneer urban culture in the alternative electronic music space. Night Tales prove to be multi-faceted as they produce everything from top to bottom including singing and playing live instruments in a deejay environment. Additionally, its goal is to “bring more attention to electronic music from a black perspective.”

The pair’s musical threads can be seen in expressing human emotions, evoking common emotions such as heartbreak and falling in love. It does so by pushing out. This is an intimate experience that many people are familiar with.

where Night Tales is forbes The inspiration behind “Patient,” swag and soul pioneers in the white, male-dominated genre, why its music resonates with people, why we were stranded in the US during Covid lockdown, and more.

This transcript has been edited for length and clarity.

Lisa Kocay: Can you describe your sound in 3 words?

Night Tales: “Alternative Electronic, Emotional”

Kocay: What is the inspiration behind ‘Patient’?

Night Tales: “‘Patient’ is having the patience to see all perspectives in a relationship. You will come to understand what there is.”

Kocay: Which emotion in your music do you think resonates most with people?

Night Tales: “Just the truth. A lot of what we write is about this human emotion, and whether someone is heartbroken or in love with someone or a little lost or excited, we wrote about that experience, so I think they resonate with it.It’s very universal.It’s a closed, intimate experience that sits on top of a dance music format. Best of all, we allow people to celebrate the messier, more intimate parts of themselves. [we’re] It’s like saying it out loud.

Kocay: You want to pioneer swag and soul in a genre dominated by white men. It’s also trying to bridge the gap between urban and electronic. Can you tell us more about this?

Night Tales: “Now when you look at the music landscape, especially in the last month, both Drake and Beyoncé dropped more electronic music, which is great. We have to shed some light, but historically there aren’t that many acts that do what we do, so both [of us] Write all your music from top to bottom. We are also doing live. We sing, we deejay, and a lot of the time we think it’s our fault… maybe our skin color and perception, especially when we were doing our first tour here. People wanted to think we were urban hip-hop rappers or something.

“Then the songwriter’s music that basically traverses electronic music to get out on stage and play, [and it] It really blows their minds. So there aren’t many people doing what we do where we actually write, produce and perform. We want to be the pioneers and gateways to making electronic music more accessible to people of color and those who listen primarily to urban music, hip hop, rap, and more. I think it’s about changing what it means to be black in today’s society. It’s directly related to the type of music people listen to and the clothes they wear…we just want to remove preconceived notions. ”

Kocay: Can you tell us more about what you think about those preconceptions?

Night Tales: [One is] That hip-hop is the only music black people listen to. Hip-hop and R&B are accessible to all audiences. Again, I think Beyoncé and Drake. House music is known as electronic music, but music has been around for some time and people of color have pioneered it. They didn’t make it past the mainstream, but it’s great that he’s two of the greatest artists in the world and he’s shining a light on that. [We’ve] Having been doing this for a while, I thought I was growing a fan base there, but I wanted to bring it to the forefront so that I could go more urban than just electronic music festivals and places. increase. afro funk. ”

Kocay: You got stuck in America on your first tour. What was it like when you wrote your debut album in that situation?

Night Tales: “Good. I actually wrote maybe 4 or 5 songs in Nashville. Basically we came here for a two week tour. The New York Electric Zoo festival with The Brooklyn Mirage.” We played at the Spiber in Chicago and at some shows. [Los Angeles]. [We] I was supposed to be here for two weeks, but Delta Air Lines landed on the Australian coast, basically shutting down the whole country. We weren’t able to actually fly back, as Australia had banned flights from abroad returning to Australia. Fortunately, the administrative side of our business, they are based in Nashville. So basically in Nashville he stayed two months. The first song from the album and the first song we released this year was called ‘Thinking About You’.It was literally about us being stuck [United] I am trying to return home to my family and loved ones. Being away from my family for such a long time was quite difficult. Certainly there was a sense of loss and out of control, but I believe that the moments of uncontrollability are the moments when art manifests itself most vividly. Finding clarity is like confusion. ”

Kocay: If you could go back to when you first started making music and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Night Tales: “Let go…. When we first start, we end up getting stuck on the little things that don’t necessarily add value to the song. It’s always about the song, no matter how glorious it is. Writing vocals and lyrics.” If that’s what you’re trying to say, try to focus more on the actual creation of the song rather than on the various features that come with the production. [music equalizer] It’s a really small mind, and it’s not like I’m actually writing a song. ”