As alternative pop/rock band Night Argent finish up their forthcoming sophomore EP at Rainmaker Studios, the band has been teasing fans with a slew of videos, showcasing their impassioned musicality as they put their own twist on their favorite tracks. Today, Night Argent dropped their latest cover, their rendition of Zayn’s hit single from the 50 Shades Darker soundtrack, “I Don’t Want to Live Forever,” which can be viewed here. On the video, Chase Manhattan states:
“There always seems to be a bit of controversy around the ‘Fifty Shades’ franchise, but the soundtracks for both movies so far have been stellar, so we decided to cover one of the tracks off of the most current film. One of the challenges of covering a radio hit like “I Don’t Want To Live Forever,” is that people have heard it so much and so often that you have to figure out a way to change it up and make it your own. We liked the idea of taking this dance/pop ballad, and putting our own spin on it, breaking it down, and seeing how well the song stands on it’s own, without a whole lot of flashy production. We had a blast learning and recording it, and we gained a new respect for the song in the process. Another challenging aspect about this particular cover was that our drummer happened to be home sick on the day we recorded it, so we ended up performing it as a trio, which changes the dynamics a bit, forcing us to try something new.” – Chase Manhattan
NIGHT ARGENT is an alternative pop/rock band hailing from Washington State. Their music combines flawless musical talent and infectious pop melodies with the high-energy live performance of an anthemic rock powerhouse. Praised for their dynamic songwriting, pop-driven lyrics and multi-layered rock instrumentation, Night Argent have been making waves since the debut of their self-titled EP, released in Spring 2016. Also known for their flawless cover renditions of songs like Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” Katy Perry’s “Legendary Lovers,” and Elliphant’s “Revolusion,” fans are constantly asking the band to cover their favorite songs.
“As a band we have a very clear picture of what our sound is, the direction it’s headed, and the type of original music we want to make. Especially now that we’ve wrapped up recording our 2nd EP together. But as individual musicians we have a very wide and eclectic taste in music and artists, which is something we don’t always get to share with the fans of our music. We decided, as a way to share some of our favorite artists and songs with our fans, to start recording our own broken down versions of songs we typically wouldn’t play in our live show. Not only is it an exciting way for us to push ourselves to explore new things musically, but it’s a way for us to connect with the people who support us and listen to our music, in a new way.” – Chase Manhattan
Chase Manhattan (lead vocals, guitar), Shane Santanna (keys, guitar, drums), Evan Taylor (bass), and Zac Burrell (drums) are four multi-instrumentalists who give Night Argent their dynamic, breakthrough sound. In 2015 Night Argent won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands landing them a stint on the Vans Warped Tour and a writing/recording deal with John Feldmann (Blink 182, Panic! At The Disco, 5 Seconds of Summer). The band shortly after penned a management deal with Outerloop Management and released their debut self-titled EP in April 2016, debuting the EP in partnership with FUSE. This dynamic do-it-yourself band has focused the majority of their time in their hometown studio and performance venue on Argent Road (The Scarlet Room at Rainmaker Studios) creating music that not only bridges the gap between artist and fan, but provides them the musical freedom on stage to give audiences an experience they’ll never forget. Off the stage, Night Argent is best known for their brilliant creativity, as shown in their cinematic self-produced music videos for tracks such as “Nothing More Beautiful,” “Widowmaker,” and their take on a holiday classic, “Cold (Carol of the Bells).” Night Argent has played at festivals such as Warped Tour (2015, 2016), SXSW (2015, 2016) and Gentlemen of the Road (2016), and shared the stage with bands such as Imagine Dragons, Andy Grammar, X Ambassadors, and more. Night Argent is set to release their sophomore EP, which was produced by the band and co-written by John Feldmann in Spring 2017. Details to be announced soon.
Head here to check out Night Argent ‘s rendition of Zayn’s seductive track, “I Don’t Want to Live Forever,” recorded at Rainmaker Studios in Pasco, WA.Follow Night Argent online for new music and more as they gear up for their upcoming EP release. Visit NightArgentOfficial.com for more information.
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