Nocturnal Me released their new EP, Two Faced, just two days ago via our friends at Apparition Records. We love the EP over here at PropertyOfZack, so we thought it’d be a great idea to have Dave Melillo from the band write up a track-by-track guide behind all the songs for fans of the band, and Dave was kind enough to take care of it for us. So read up and enjoy, and make sure to check out the EP if you have yet to!
Get You Back
Pretty self explanatory here. This is a collaboration track that I wrote last summer… I always felt like it was a super strong song, but for a very long time I had no idea what to do with it. Then I started playing Sonic The Hedgehog and everything clicked. I’ve always loved the 64 bit soundtracks in Sega/Nintendo games and I thought that the nostalgic vibe of those sounds would compliment the message in the song really well. The intro to this song is actually composed of 27 different instruments, all working together to form that warm, quirky and slightly annoying 64 bit sound that hopefully brings listeners back a few days.
Love Is A Lie
Sometimes, repetition is your friend. With this song I was trying to create a vibe more than I was trying to push a message. The lyrical content in this song is very simple and straight forward. You know what the song is about in the first 15 seconds or so, but the real meat of the song comes in the progression of the track as a whole. Throughout the song different layers are added musically and vocally to conjure a certain emotion in the listener that goes beyond what you can find on the surface. I do believe that lyrics are important, but I find it more challenging to make listeners feel a certain emotion through the music you produce.
This song is all about FUN. I’m sure a lot of people will be critical of the lyrical content and production because it is SO far away from anything this band has ever done, but if they are, they’re missing the point. This is the song you pre-game to… This is the song that you bump in the car with your friends and fist pump to like you’re at the Jersey shore. I always loved the musical composition of this song, especially at the top, because its very inviting to the listener. The sounds provided by my dude Dave Siegel inspired me to write a song that painted a vivid picture of a night to remember.
…Nocturnal Me’s Two Faced EP (which is officially out TODAY) in its entirety on Purevolume right now! http://www.purevolume.com/NocturnalMe
AND you can still download Nocturnal Me’s previous two EPs for FREE off their bandcamp page :: http://nocturnalme.bandcamp.com
So stream, download, and tell all your friends about Nocturnal Me! Spread the good word!
Dave Melillo has played fast and loose with genre throughout his career — early forays into acoustic pop (which he plans to revisit on an upcoming release), a stint with emo-pop stars Cute Is What We Aim For, more rock oriented material with Nocturnal Me — but through all his stylistic darts and dodges, the unifying factor has always been his gift for super-solid composition and a knack for memorable melodic hooks. So while it’s no surprise to see Melillo take another stylistic left turn with the fun, funky Two Faced, his latest EP with Nocturnal Me, it’s also no surprise that it’s damn good.
While Nocturnal Me had heretofore been a fairly straightforward rock outfit, the band seems to have morphed into a vehicle for the sort of smooth jams Melillo was previously releasing on the internet under the nom de R&B D. Blaaq. The closest the band comes to their old guise is “Without You,” a white-hot slab of raging funk originally written by Melillo for The Cab, replete with vamping horns and a squall of a sax solo. Frankly, it’s too good a song to be given away, and Nocturnal Me make the best of their crack at it. Similarly, lead single “Get You Back” plays like an amped up Maroon 5 jam, a kinetic burst of white boy soul with sweet harmony vocals and an earworm of a guitar hook.
The other three tracks on the album play the rhythm and blues card a little more casually. The love-em-and-leave-em “Weeknd” is as good an ode to poppin’ bottles and living the fast life as you’ll hear this year; if it’s an anthem for the playa’s, then “Love Is A Lie” is one for the playa’ haters. And “Call Me” takes a wait for an arriving plane and spins the metaphor into the stratosphere on a bed of dreamy keys and synths, the kind of timeless soul that smacks equally of Trey Songz’ singles and Michael Jackson’s deep cuts.
Nocturnal Me is now streaming their new single “Love Is A Lie” on their Facebook Page. This band includes ex-Cute Is What We Aim For members Dave Melillo, Jeff Czum, & Mikey Lasaponara. Their new EP, Two-Faced, is set to release July 19th on Apparition Records.
Earlier today, AbsolutePunk posted a new Nocturnal Me song titled, “Wanted You.”
Go check it out and stay tuned for our review of the EP coming soon!
PropertyOfZack is stoked to be exclusively streaming a brand new acoustic song by Nocturnal Me called “Get You Back.” “Get You Back” is being featured on the band’s new acoustic EP, One Faced, which is an accompanying piece to Two Faced, which hits stores on July 19th and can be pre-ordered here. You can check out a site created in support of One Faced here. Stream “Get You Back” below by clicking “Read More”!
Nocturnal Me - Weeknd
I am loving this song so much
(for fans of Dave Melillo, My Girl Friday and Parade The Day)
Nocturnal Me is offering their first two EPs for FREE download on their bandcamp page. » http://nocturnalme.bandcamp.com/
(This is one of those “Name Your Price” deals, but you can pay/support with any amount of money.)
You now have a chance to get your hands on some free Nocturnal Me music! Check it out if you haven’t!
EXCLUSIVE STUDIO BLOG: NOCTURNAL ME
The latest in our series of exclusive Studio Blogs comes from Nocturnal Me.
Having recently signed to the recently founded Apparition Records, the band are currently recording their new EP and will be producing regular video updates for Alter The Press!
NEW SONG: Dave Melillo - “Know It All”
To be released with Nocturnal Me this summer.
Nocturnal Me have signed to Apparition Records and will hit the studio next month to record a new EP set for release this summer!
From the press release:Apparition Records is delighted to announce Nocturnal Me as their first artist. The Medford, MA-based independent record label, formed in…
Nocturnal Me- Mad World.