…I can tell, WEEKNITES – That’s Just Me Now
Weeknites – That’s Just Me Now is available at Bandcamp, Spotify.
by Walter Price
Seattle duo Weeknites [Davis Helgen / Dave Stine] have dropped a dreampop gem with their new single, “That’s Just Me Now”. A track that’s sonically an era traveling mix of 1960s R&B and the weighty softness of Band of Horses. Lyrically it’s an emotional and tactile lament on adapting to change. Although the change is a personal one for Helgen, “The refrain of the song became a sort of internal joke — that I’d take care of it if they couldn’t. By the time the song was finished, it became more of a statement of dedication and general reminder to ask for help if you need it,” it can also be a song to fit the ever-uncertain times we’re all adapting to.
The heavy on lush melodies “That’s Just Me Now” is taken from the outfit’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Fate Is A Big Tiger’. And you can stream this beauty as well as the band’s Top Spotify tracks, now at the GTC.
Band photo/quotes courtesy of Public Display PR
Music and lyrics by Davis Helgen and Dave Stine
Produced and recorded by Dave Stine in Seattle, WA
Drum performance and engineering – Patrick Ahern
Vocals – Susanna Champlin
Mixed by Chris Walla in Trondheim, Norway
Mastered by Joe Reineke at Orbit Audio in Seattle, WA
Artwork by Maxwell Churchill (CHOICE MEATS SF)
Special thanks to Kevin Belford and Maxwell Churchill
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“We started the album [Fate Is A Big Tiger] writing process as we were phasing out of a dirt rat lifestyle. Everything around us was changing personally and socially, and the album has this chaotic consistency to it that probably stemmed from all that. It was the only outlet we really had at the time, and it feels and sounds like we stuffed 3 years into 30 minutes,” – Dave Stine