Philadelphia’s Night Sins, the long-running project helmed by Kyle Kimball (drummer of Nothing), returns with the brooding and seductive first single and title track from the darkwave act’s forthcoming fifth studio album Violet Age.
The new song is a shadowy fusion of synth-pop and gloomy post-punk, propelled by a strong bassline reminiscent of New Order, with an interplay of light and dark synths evoking the 80s dancefloor haze of Depeche Mode and Clan of Xymox.
Leading the way with a charismatic vocal croon, Kimball is here at his most confident and commanding presence yet, weaving his way around mesmerizing beats, transforming already top-notch songwriting into a gloomy soundtrack for a life lived upon a razor’s edge.
“‘Violet Age’ is about the risk Vice,” Kyle says. “It’s about trying to make this life livable without hurting yourself or the ones around you.”
Watch the video for “Violet Age”, created by Bob Sweeney, below:
Night Sins’ Violet Age is out June 10th via Born Losers Records
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