The Night Cafe returns with the new single Isn't - after a tough couple of years> Music Reviews> Music

by Shannon Garner. Published Mon 08 Mar 2021 12:07 pm, last updated: 08/03/21

Liverpool indie heroes The Night Café are very welcome with their new single “Isn’t”.

The new release marks the beginning of a new era and is the band’s first new material in 18 months.

The band said they were “so happy to be releasing some music after a tough few years” after releasing their debut album “0151” in 2019.

The new track has the same relaxed, warm, and summery vibe that their debut album was loved for, and is an introspective look at a failed relationship.

Singer Sean Martin said of the track, “It captures the feeling of loss and betrayal in a relationship.

Basically just a bad relationship where both people don’t end up liking each other but the feeling of love is still hard to lose. “

With characteristically muted instrumentals, ‘Isn’t’ consists of emotional lyricism and is full of soft drum beats and delicate guitar sounds.

The way Martin describes the new track is immediately recorded in the first verse. “Isn’t it funny / You said you grew / I thought you loved me / Who says I should have known?” Shows the emotional lyric and feeling of heartbreak.

The message of loss, betrayal, and heartbreak continues to be shown and consolidated in the choruses. “No, I can’t stand you now / Walking away from love is so absurd / It pains me to still say that word / But I still love you” expresses the loss and how difficult it is to lose the feeling of love .

The new single is the first foretaste of the brand new EP ‘For Better Days’, which will be released at the end of April and will be accompanied by a music video.

The Night Café has also announced a UK headline tour for February 2022 after being postponed a number of times in recent years.

The lyrics and production of ‘Isn’t’ follows the sound that made the band’s debut album such a magnetic record and is an enjoyable return to say the least.

It is evident that time has not changed the band and that they are still here to produce relatable music that connects to the ears of thousands. It feels good to have her back, especially in time for summer.