Released by: Nuclear Blast Records
Genre: Hard Rock/Melodic Rock
Björn Strid – Lead and Backing vocals
David Andersson – Guitars
Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
Sebastian Forslund – Guitars, percussion
Jonas Källsbäck – Drums
John Manhattan Lönnmyr – Keyboards
Anna Brygård – Backing Vocals
AnnaMia Bonde – Backing Vocals
4.Burn For Me
7.Amber Through a Window
8.I Will Try
9.You Belong To The Night
There is something to be said for consistency and no band has consistently continued to not only release continuously excellent material but seemingly find ways to top themselves time and time again better than those party-loving, wine-drinking, lovers of life The Night Flight Orchestra. Returning with their 5th release and the stunning follow-up to Aeromantic (2020) is the sequel entitled Aeromantic II.
Clearly not letting the Pandemic Lockdown slow them down from creating new music, this album I think is even better than the last one. Of course, it falls in line with the same style as they have become known for, uber-catchy tunes, soaring vocals, feel-good hooks, and danceable rhythms. With each release, they tighten their sound and strengthen the songwriting. Tracks like “How Long,” “Midnight Madness,” “Amber Through A Window,” and “White Jeans” NFO not only taps into an era of music from long ago but managed to update it and make it current. Instead of feeling like an act paying homage to a time of old, they feel like they’ve created a new sound from something out of the past.
I’m so thankful the members of The Night Flight Orchestra do what they do, and are still doing it. During these bleak times, it’s nice to have such unabashed joyous music to shine a bright light in an otherwise dark world. May this plane neverland and the symphony never end, and the dawn remains hours away. The Night Flight Orchestra with Aeromantic II is back and just in time!
Written by: Chris Martin