NIGHTSHIFTS – “KICKS”
Nightshifts is the recording project of Toronto-based songwriter Andrew Oliver. Nightshifts delivers slow-building progressions of phased synthesizers and delay-coated guitars to create powerful atmospheres that feel close-at-home. The project is both exciting and complex with a fast-growing reputation for kaleidoscopic production and soulful songwriting.
Nightshifts latest offering is the breezy summer jam “Kicks,” a song he wrote and recorded over a weekend in May during the coronavirus lockdown. It’s the first taste of his forthcoming debut album, due next year on Handwritten Records.
“It’s strange; when I was busier, touring and getting to interact with new and old friends, I’d come home and write slower, calmer songs. Since we’ve started lockdown, and have been more isolated, all I’ve written is upbeat party jams. I’m learning that I write about how I’m trying to feel, rather than how I currently do. “Kicks” helped teleport me to some good times.”
Release Date: August 19, 2020