VIDEO PREMIERE: Dark Side of Light Caps Off September With Seals & Crofts Classic “Summer Breeze

Dark Side Of Light is a newfound project born of unexpected circumstances. Natives, Nik Frost and Grant Conway birthed this tangerine slice of novel, tripped-out folk-hop to counteract the anxiety-filled hours of our new normal. Conceived over the last four months as a distraction from the timeless nature of the New Normal; the duo was looking for new artists to listen to but found a landscape of music that repeated itself. Tired of searching for something fresh and new, they burrowed into a deep, sonic exploration to make a sound of their own:

We didn’t want to be a traditional band,” says Frost, “so we started writing from the genesis of beats and rhythm tracks that we thought were cool.” Conway is a drummer by nature and a producer/engineer by trade. Put this up against Frost, a singer/songwriter/DJ who’s worked with everyone from Malcolm McLaren to Photek, and the duo were bound to come up with something fresh and inspiring

“I’d been working on a bunch of Stoner Rock stuff out in the desert with the Rancho De La Luna gang and started revisiting some of the stuff Goss (Chris Goss) had been doing with Unkle a couple years back,” Frost says. “This got me spinning Grant some tracks I’d done as a kid with the Liquid Sky crew in Germany and BOOM, we had a vibe.”

Dark Side Of Light has released their self-produced-and-conceived video for the first single, a cover of Seals and Crofts’ “yacht rock” classic, “Summer Breeze,” followed by the digital + vinyl release of the single. Their self-titled EP will follow in the fall.

Glide is thrilled to put a stamp to the official end of this bizarre summer with the video for “Summer Breeze.” Directed by Eden Tyler, the music video (below) which was shot in various locations around Los Angeles including Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys, CA. DSOL combines a melodic precision and a powerful alt-rock stance in line with Foo Fighters and The Killers.

“Since mid-March, some lost jobs, some lost love, and tragically some lost this precious thing we call life,” recalls Fros who’s worked with everyone from Malcolm McLaren to Photek. “Somewhere in this endless summer loop of loss, me and a good friend found a classic track that while it might not be more than a band-aid in these times, we hope it can give everyone 3:49 back on this lost summer.”

“No graduations, no vacations, just lots of “NO’s,” adds Conway–a drummer by nature and a producer/engineer by trade. “No one got to do the usual things of Summer.  But I did find a little piece of nostalgia that seemed to offer a little bit of light, hope and love. Let’s close out the unusual Summer of 2020 with some positive vibes, ‘Summer Breeze.’”

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