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Black Nail Cabaret share new single/video ‘Darkness Is A Friend’

Hungarian electro-pop noir duo Black Nail Cabaret have released a bass-driven, uptempo post-punk sounding song entitled ‘Darkness Is A Friend’ as the third single from their forthcoming new album, Chrysanthemum.

Explaining the song, singer Emèse Árvai-Illes reveals that “When I was 6 years old, I was sleeping over at my grandparents’ house and asked if the light could be left on, as I was afraid to sleep in the dark. My uncle came into the room and said: ‘There is nothing to be afraid of, darkness is a friend. Say hello to darkness!’, so I did. It was weird but also funny and it calmed me down. There is only one scary thing out there in the dark: my own fear. The song had a more electronic sound originally, but I deleted the entire backing track except the humming and tried an analogue bass sample just for fun. We took it from there and it felt right. It sounded heavy enough to represent fear.”

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