In the midst of completing their fifth full-length album Outlaw R&B, Night Beats dropped their latest single “New Day” along with its music video.
While singer/ringleader Danny Lee Blackwell is Texas-born, his music has no birthplace. Ranging from country-rock to country-blues to downright alternative, his newest single is a melting pot of inclusive but specific genre-bending. Blackwell defines the aim of the upcoming album with a pretty similar musical definition: “Music for the borderless, the free, the outcasts and the forgotten… Those whose minds aren’t sold by perfect pitch and clean fingernails.”
Night Beats went from touring across five continents to being holed up during the nationwide lockdown. Their single “New Day” is the outcome of those fear-filled first days of the pandemic.”This is the result of sleepless nights while hearing the world crumble outside my window. I sing of desperation and loss while grinning in the face of an uncertain future.”
Check out the music video for “New Day” here:
The full album Outlaw R&B is expected to be released on May 7th, and you can pre-order it here.