April 15th, 2021 (New York, NY) – Newspoke have released their double-single “Sleep Well” and “Friend”. The tracks precede the release of their second album, Knocking on the Door of Daylight out on 4/30/21.
The video exclusively premiered on BTR Today who said, “Melodic and emotional, ‘Sleep Well’ portrays a hurt heart, trying to figure it all out. The vocals are soothing and sing about loss while the instrumentation is aggressive and robust.” They continue about the second single, “‘Friend’ transitions into a slower melody that feels softer and more hopeful. But it eventually builds up to feel upbeat and celebratory. The video shows this transition through a trip in the sky across the big city—from one heart to another.”
The music video is a cinematic masterpiece, shot via drone, and soaring through New York City creating a story, hundreds of feet up in the air. Newspoke lead singer M says, “We produced this video over a 3 year time period; setting up drone operations, locations, crew and editing took forever to get it right. The story was always the same: a guy and girl splitting up and then the girl finding love across town. But when we sequenced the album, it made a lot of sense to make it a double song video of “Sleep Well” and “Friend” because they’re back-to-back on the album and sonically and thematically flow into each other. “Sleep Well” is about two people going separate ways and finding new partners, then “Friend” is about finding love through a long journey. The “Friend” part of the video could be seen as an entirely different perspective or part of the same story, it’s up to the viewer.”
Knocking on The Door Of Daylight is set for release on 4/30 and will be Newspoke’s second full length album. The record was mixed by Jorge Elbrecht (Washed Out, Ariel Pink, Japanese Breakfast). The lead single off of the album, “Clean”, was met with praise from American Songwriter who raved, “With an ear-candy acoustic guitar line, a driving backbeat and a tapestry of synths, wind instruments and countermelodies, ‘Clean’ is demonstrative of the duo’s knack for writing songs that are intimate, deep, inspiring and catchy all at the same time.”