ALBUM REVIEW: Night Shop – Forever Night | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Dangerbird Records

Released: 11.02.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under any circumstances, but especially given the context surrounding its creation (severe grief and temporary retirement), Forever Night is an extraordinary accomplishment from Night Shop, an artist standing tall and proud in all his flaws. Varied in tone, yet rooted in a blend of Sun Studios rock ‘n’ roll, opening trio of Forever Night, Slow Dancing and Let Me Let It Go, kick the album off with a pulsating country-glam-stomp, all skilfully disguising wistful confessions about lost love and deep regret.

For all of the dance-floor fillers though, it’s the heartbreakers that hit the hardest; Just To Get Home standing out with Chris Issak levels of dark reflection. A visionary confessional record that succeeds because the artist seemingly doesn’t care what you think – he just needs to get things off his chest.

 

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