Nine Years Difference would like to know Where Are You Now with their new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The Cheltenham pop-rockers have gone all out on their latest release. With ’80s-influenced guitar hooks, punchy melodic backing vocals and dramatic strings, NYD have concocted a song that picks up right where their most recent album Buck The System left off. Mixed by James Towler (Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, PiL) of Wincraft studios, and featuring notable American session players like Stevie Blacke, Sean Hurley and Brian Petry making up the back line, Where Are You Now is as ambitious as it is astute.
“The lyrics are based on a past summer romance in my late teens when I attended a friend’s house party,” Tom Westwood recalls. “It was a case of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, girl meets another girl, boy goes home alone.”
Brothers Tom and Wez Westwood — joined by longtime friend and collaborator Nick Matthews — are the force behind Nine Years Difference. Combining their musical influences, they have established a unique sound that takes inspiration from a rich wealth of classic bands. While citing everyone from Matchbox 20, Hootie and The Blowfish and The Wallflowers to Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows and the production of T-Bone Burnett as early reference points, the band also look towards more contemporary artists such as The 1975 and Coldplay.