NGHBRS just released a brand new mixtape via our friends at Paper + Plastick Records. Ian Kenny from the band was kind enough to write up a Track-By-Track guide for the mixtape, and he dives deep into the details of the new release. Read it all below!
I’m really excited we’re releasing this Mixtape. I think it is an eclectic mix of music styles that really captures our bands different influences. We are a live band, and I’m happy to be able to release something that is mostly live, and 100% heartfelt. I hope you all enjoy the music we create, make sure you watch all of the videos for the tracks, Jordan really did a great job editing them. They definitely visually capture the passion within this Mixtape.
Love, Come Down
Have you ever had that dream that consumes your days? It makes you question the depth of mind over matter. My grandmother had a dream like this in the spring of 2011, while recovering from heart failure. I wrote this song for her after she let her mind heal her wounds. I think that it’s very important to see the power of the relationship between body and soul.
Beautiful Birds (Live Studio Session)
I wrote the lyrics to this song in the fall of 2010. My original inspiration for this was the story of a bird who did not want to fly south for the winter. The image of building up and creating something just to leave it behind really related to things going on in my life at the time. I think that this old school rendition of the song creates an eeriness between the light instrumental and the heavy honest lyrics.
Paper Limbs (Will McCoy Remix)
We really respect all music and artists of all kinds. We thought it would be fun to hear what someone else’s interpretation of our tune would be, especially a house, dub step artist. We sent him the track and let him do his thing.
Bodies (Live Studio Session)
I wrote the lyrics to this song when NGHBRS was first forming. It is simply about the wandering mind. When we decided to do this jazz version of the song, I really enjoyed getting into character. My grandfather was an old jazz musician back in the 1950’s, so I really used his inspiration to help take our loud rock song back a few decades.