FRESH: ‘Mess’ – The Super Late Night

The Super Late Night is in a “Mess”!

The Super Late Night sounds American, sounds 80’s, sounds like a group, but only one of those statements is true. The solo performer, whose real name remains a mystery, is from Manchester, England, but his new, 80’s sounding single, “Mess”, is one not to miss! Blending pure-pop with synths and a liberal measure of rock guitars, punk and hi-energy drive-wave tones, this is one for all the bratpack, breakfast club crew to remember those old days but with a 2020 sound.

“Mess” is The Super Late Night’s fourth release of the year, following his debut, “Honey”, which has seen his create a very powerful standing for himself already within the music industry and with “Mess”, I am sure this will extend to the furthest shores on both sides of the Atlantic. The retrowave theme of previous recordings “If Not Now, Then When?” and “Falling Asleep” continues with “Mess” as The Super Late Night clearly defines his musical genre and his interpretation of a decade he never experienced.

The Super Late Night says of “Mess”: “I tried to be careful not to come across like too much of a victim when I was writing this, the song is clearly about the aftermath of a messy relationship, and though at the time I was frustrated and sad, as the song developed it felt more like an anthem of empowerment than a ‘woe, is me’ tune.It’s more about addressing the situation and moving forwards than it is about feeling sad, but I still wanted the arrangement to feel somewhat ‘Messy’ hence the tempo changes and dirty guitars”.

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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!