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Nation Of Language | Sole Obsession (new single and video)
Brooklyn-based synth/new wave trio Nation Of Language drops their new single, "Sole Obsession," taken from their forthcoming third album, Strange Disciple. Comprised of Ian Devaney (lead vocals, guitar, synthesizer, percussion), Aidan Noell (synthesizer, backing vocals), and Alex MacKay (bass guitar), the band released a series of impressive one-off singles from 2016 before unveiling their iconic debut album, Introduction, Presence, in 2020.
Pulsing, retro-sounding synths, infectious melodies, and Ian's instantly recognizable, echoing 80's/new wave vocals dominate and lift "Sole Obsession" to anthemic heights. The chorus flows so smoothly and effortlessly off Ian's tongue, with electronic accompaniment that conjures up flashbacks of a serious 80's dancefloor moment. Lyrically, the track speaks to coming to grips with an obsession or addiction that is dragging a person down, and eventually finding the release from it to set themselves free.
"My sole obsession
Finally I feel it fading
Walk me home and walk away
Suddenly a different shading
Walk me home and walk away"
While we await the forthcoming release of Strange Disciple, be sure to check out Nation Of Language's most recent album, A Way Forward, and watch the accompanying music video to "Sole Obsession," directed by John MacKay.
For more information about Nation Of Language, visit their official website, follow them on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) and find their music on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Music.