Nashville-based band Nightly releases the music video for their track ‘time online.‘ The track, from the band’s debut album ‘night, love you.,’ is a reflective and poignant insight into how we use social media. Touching on themes like comparison, mental health, and showing off on social media, the music video mimics the different personas people create (and curate) online.
Throughout the music video, the three members of Nightly find themselves viewing as different characters — from cowboys to emo kids to donning suits and ties that are similar to the early Beatles. Frustrated by the personas, the end of the video shows the band taking their justified frustration towards social media and destroying an early-2000s iMac and choosing to spend time on the things that really matter — creating their music.
The video follows news of the band’s new alt EP which will be released early next year. Keeping with Nightly’s signature cinematic and atmospheric sound, the alternative EP will include a few new alternative versions of songs from their debut album, with one of these reworked and reimagined songs being ‘not like you (stripped)’ which was released last week. Listen to ‘not like you (stripped)‘ HERE.
At the start of fall, Nightly dropped their highly anticipated debut album, ‘night, love you.’ via BMG. Featuring upbeat singles like “the car” and “you should probably just hang up,” to cinematic tracks “the movies” and “mess in my head,” and the vulnerable, stripped ballad “older,” Nightly, recorded and co-produced most of the album in quarantine with long time collaborator Keith Varon. Download/stream ‘night, love you.‘ in its entirety HERE.
Drawing inspiration from artists like Coldplay and The Killers to Tears for Fears and Miguel, Nightly is a band that never shies away from writing songs that are deeply confessional and relatable, the tracks on this album being no different. “We just try to write about things that are real to us,” explains Nightly’s frontman Jonathan Capeci. “It means so much to know that could somehow help other people with whatever they’re going through in their own lives.”
Formed of cousins Jonathan Capeci and Joey Beretta, and drummer Nick Sainato, Nightly have released a steady stream of music since their 2016 debut honest EP, which featured the 10 million-plus streamed single “XO.” Having amassed over 100 million streams on their music across all platforms, the band is excited to release their debut full-length album.
“From the beginning we’ve wanted to be an album band. ‘night, love you.’ was the sentiment behind the band name, so in a way this is our semi-self titled debut,” explains Jonathan. “It’s deeply personal, and we couldn’t be more proud of this record. All of it was created in Joey’s basement which feels full circle from where we started, making songs in a tiny apartment. All of the songs were written this year with the exception of the closing track which is one of the first songs we ever wrote. We always knew that we wanted to save it for our debut record, now it’s finally yours.“
The music of Nashville band Nightly is made for moody introspection, for late-night daydreaming or driving with no real destination in mind. With their heart-on-sleeve lyrics and impassioned brand of alt-pop, each track feels as private as a secret and cathartic as confession. And in their sing-along-heavy live show—a highly visual event that adds new color and detail to the Nightly aesthetic—those songs take on a strangely unifying power, turning personal heartache into a shared experience.