Dag och Natt – “Writing of a Story”


A gorgeous, dreamy success from Dag och Natt, “Writing of a Story” represents the second single from the Stockholm-based quartet. Their initial aim was to create two separate bands — entitled ‘Dag’ and ‘Natt’ — though that eventually formed into one: Dag och Natt, a project that — so far, across two impressive tracks — presents a gripping balance of daylight and darkness, within a melodic dream-pop and alt-rock arsenal.

“Writing of a Story” possesses a lushly atmospheric charm, fantastic production, and overall immediacy of a band with ample experience; it makes sense, as the four members were all in previous bands in the Stockholm scene since the ’90s, including the band Lane. “Writing of a Story” precedes Dag Och Natt’s debut EP, Years and years, out later this year.

“I’m in trouble, baby, didn’t you know?” the melodic vocals ask amidst calmingly sporadic acoustics and a twangy guitar drive. Haunting vocal layers assemble with chilling effect in the subsequent section, culminating back into the bridge with a warming bass emphasis. The ascent to the two-minute turn grips with another blissful meshing of vocal layers. “Writing of a Story” is a beautiful dream-pop standout from Dag och Natt.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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