“Lovers In The Rain”, the new video from the Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA — featuring members of SOILWORK and ARCH ENEMY — can be seen below. The song is taken from THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA‘s fourth studio album, “Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough”, which will be released on June 29 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was again produced by the bandmembers themselves and was recorded at Handsome Hard Music / Larsson Music Studio as well as Nordic Sound Lab in Skara, Sweden. Mixing duties were taken on by the band’s guitarist/percussionist Sebastian Forslund and mastering was done by Thomas “Plec” Johansson at The Panic Room.
The real-life/animation mash-up video for “Lovers In The Rain” was created by renowned artist Elia Cristofoli of Solingo, who also made the video for last year’s “Gemini”.
Commented THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: “‘Lovers In The Rain’ is the soundtrack of the way it felt when you held the hand of your first true love for the first time. Happiness so intense, your heart beating so fast that it almost feels like a panic attack. And in the back of your head, you’re already mourning the fact that one day it will all be over. But during those first trembling moments, you know that nothing will ever be the same again. From now on, you will always compare every life experience to these first magic moments.
“‘Lovers in the Rain’ is an homage to the anthems of our youth, the songs that made us believe that in every life; no matter how insignificant you might feel sometimes, you will someday have that experience with someone. Hopefully with THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA playing in the background. And believe us, we’ve all been there.
“This song, like the whole new album, is about those moments when you transcend reality and might for one fleeting moment catch a glimpse of the otherworldly. It’s for each and every one of you, with love from THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, remembering everyone we’ve ever loved and lost.”
Just like 2017’s “Amber Galactic”, the LP will feature two different covers (see below) — one for the regular and the other for the limited edition.
The limited first-edition digipack CD, as well as the vinyl, will include an exclusive bonus track. The Japanese version will also feature an additional cut.
“Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough” track listing:
01. This Time
02. Turn To Miami
04. Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough
05. Moments Of Thunder
07. Lovers In The Rain
08. Can’t Be That Bad
09. Pretty Thing Closing In
11. Winged And Serpentine
12. The Last Of The Independent Romantics
13. Marjorie (limited-edition digipack CD and vinyl bonus track)
14. Pacific Priestess (Japanese bonus track)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA said in a statement: “THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA returns with another chapter in their steaming space opera that began with ‘Amber Galactic’.
“This time, the female space commanders want even more revenge than they already had, space is even more infinite, and the amount of champagne it takes to keep this navy afloat and adrift in the cosmos is probably illegal on most planets!
“Never looking back, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA boldly goes where no man or woman has ever gone before, and with this album, they’ve taken another step in their quest to elevate classic rock from being a music genre to becoming an immersive whole-body transcendental experience!
“It’s time to prepare yourself, because the riffs will be riffier, the vocals will be throatier, the synthesizers will envelop you, the AOR will be AOR-ier, the long songs will be longer, the short songs will be shorter, the bass will seduce you, the drums will destroy you, the groove will hypnotize and paralyze you. Can you handle it?”
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA is:
Björn Strid – Vocals
Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
David Andersson – Guitars
Richard Larsson – Keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck – Drums
Sebastian Forslund – Guitars, Percussion, Special FX
Anna-Mia Bonde – Backing Vocals
Anna Brygård – Backing Vocals
Photo credit: Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg