SONG OF THE MONTH: Here Comes The Night by Agnes (October 2021)

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

It begins like Destiny’s Child sampling Stevie Nicks on Bootylicious and builds with, we’re guessing, a list of qualities wanted from a new lover: ‘Faith. Love. Spirit. Heart.’

  • Read on for reasons including how this is the 3rd in a classic run of singles ahead of a new album

There’s a keyboard motif which sounds like the briefest sample of classic 70s ABBA like Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) before we hurtle into a chorus boasting soaring, longing backing vocals and eulogising the qualities of the night.

Here Comes The Night follows 24 Hours, a song of the month for us this summer, and Fingers Crossed, a song of the week from summer 2020.

1st album for 9 years Magic Still Exists is due to drop this month on 22 October 2021 and it is expected to include all the singles within its 8 tracks and musical interludes.

Agnes told The Sound Of Now podcast: ‘The album is very much [inspired by] that time [away from music]… of finding freedom, to understand what it is to be a human being and to grow.

‘At the same time, I wanted to make an album that, when I go up on stage, I want to feel powerful, filled with energy and like the sky has no limit. 

‘The whole album was a healing process and I’ve been having so much fun.’

That 5th album is shaping up already to be 1 of the musical highlights of 2021.

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