Under the cloak of darkness, music often resonates in profound ways, twisting melodies around unsaid secrets and hidden desires. In their new single, “Nights,” Night Talks, an LA-based trio consisting of Soraya Sebghati, Jacob Butler, and Josh Arteaga, explores this nocturnal world stealthily, concocting an addictively melodious alt-rock pop anthem that dances with insomnia.
Feasting upon the scintillating guitar riffs and synth-laden backdrop, the band serves up wave after wave of tuneful delight. The vibrant vocal melody, punctuated throughout by Sebghati’s robust delivery, lends an unusual air of yearning and anticipation to the song; an audible tiptoe through the sleepless nights.
Recognizable is the band’s translucent prowess in harnessing the potential of layered harmonics. The effortlessly interwoven vocals with the guitar and synth add a rich sonic depth to “Nights,” making each experience feel like a deep dive into an enchantingly fluorescent ocean of sound. It’s “catchy” in its best form—a lure pulling listeners in, and you are the willing prey.
Lyrically, “Nights” is a contemplation on insomnia, a personal probe into the confounding mind-games that stem from this nocturnal nemesis. Written amidst the global lockdown of 2020, the song’s narrative is laced with a relatable sense of restlessness—reflecting universal emotions stirred up in that strange, suspended period of time. Its anthemic, rebellious spirit seems to rise like a defiant phoenix from those ashes of anxiety, challenging the endless nights with compelling bursts of energetic rock.
Drawing parallels, the creative spirit of Night Talks resonates with renowned bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Paramore. Still, they confidently imbue their music with their own lifeblood—an intoxicating elixir of childhood friendships, LA sensibilities, and a shared passion for music.
While the melody of “Nights” leaves you spellbound and foot-tapping, the contemplative undercurrents tug at your intellect. It’s beguiling, it’s vibrant, it’s a little unsettling but mostly, it’s a beautiful paradox worth exploring. This is Night Talks telling us that music, like the night, can play tricks on our minds, and perhaps, make us fall in love in unexpected ways. I, for one, am looking forward to more evenings with this dynamic trio.