Eighty Ninety

FRESH: ’10k Summer Nights’ – Eighty Ninety

Eighty Ninety are back with “10k Summer Nights”!

by Christopher Smith

Brotherly pop duo Eighty Ninety are back with a great new single for the Summer, the ‘cinematic’ “10k Summer Nights”! Live Nation’s One’s To Watch writes that Eighty Ninety have a “mesmerizing…intoxicating sound…that is, above all else, their own” and that “Eighty Ninety’s emotive tunes embody authenticity and artistic growth in every way, and “10k Summer Nights” is no exception”.

Eighty Ninety’s debut single “Three Thirty” quickly reached No.2 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. Their music has had over 22 million streams since the release of their moody, romantic debut EP “Elizabeth”, featuring on Spotify playlists New Music Friday, Pop Rising, Indie Pop, Chill Vibes, Viral Hits, Fresh Finds and many more — even earning a co-sign from Taylor Swift along the way.

Eighty Ninety is the project of brothers Abner and Harper James, who make music in a style they call “808’s and telecasters”. They’ve been featured in Alternative Press, Ones To Watch, Billboard, Galore, Indie Shuffle, NME, LadyGUNN, Dancing Astronaut, Run The Trap, and more, and have performed with artists including Des Rocs, VHS Collection, Savoir Adore, and PHANGS.

In 2018 Eighty Ninety’s single “Your Favorite Song” was chosen by Taylor Swift for her official Spotify playlist “Songs Taylor Loves”. They followed with a remix of the single by multiplatinum electro-pop duo Loote and a tour to SXSW. A new single “Dream” came in June, which saw them sign to Hard 8 Working Group management and tour the east coast. As avid followers of these two, we look forward to more excellent music to come…but for now, bask in “10k Summer Nights”, at least for the nezt few months!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!