Nightfly wonder Who’s In for a funky good time with their latest single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Five minutes of straight-up party music fuelled by the celebratory sounds of New Orleans — with echoes of Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat — the cut from the Florida foursome’s recent EP But Wait, There’s More is driven by a jazzy piano licks, a nimble bassline and buttery fretwork from Whitey Bryan and his vintage Fender Telecaster. Surprisingly, singer Diane Moore reveals the jubilant track was actually inspired by her experience working for a political cause. “The lyrics can be applied to any situation where people throw themselves into any task, pursuit, work or hobby at the expense of personal relationships and one’s own happiness,” she explains.
Keyboardist Seth Bernstein called the writing process “quite organic,” adding the number it came together like a great recipe. “Whitey came in with this great blues guitar riff, and the words ‘who’s in’ just appeared in mind,” he recalls. “The music followed just as easily for all of us as well. I’ve always been a fan of New Orleans second line, where it’s like a feel-good, travelling dance party, and this felt like the perfect groove.”
When they formed back in 2012 in the small city of Sebastian on central Florida’s east coast, Nightfly — which also includes Andre Follot on bass and Mike E Styx on drums — had two simple goals: To deliver a good time, and to do it with a sense of originality. They achielved both on their debut album Honey Jelly Jam in 2016, and keep it going on their three-song sophomore offering But Wait, There’s More.