American-Norwegian music duo NIGHTMÅNE takes their pop-crafting abilities to a new arena with their captivating new single, “LET YOU DOWN,” that straddles the line between the expected and the unpredictable. An emotional head-spin following the internal monologue of singer Anthony Starble as he realizes he’s moving on from a relationship, the track contains different sonic personas in each section, taking listeners through a whirlwind soundscape that gets them singing along.
NIGHTMÅNE is a celebration of iconic pop anthems from classic decades gone by – blending 80s British synth-pop, 90s Scandi-pop, and American top 40 to create a sound that is global, brand new, and familiar. The duo consists of Swedish pop tastemaker Sigurd Heimdal from Norway and breakout singer/songwriter Anthony Starble from Colorado. individually, they have both racked up quite an impressive list of songwriting and production credits around the glove from Cher and Luis Fonsi to Ace of Base to Namie Amouro, TVXQ!, and Rocket Girls 101. After collaborating on Sigurd’s solo project, the two quickly became inspired by one another and formed NIGHTMÅNE as a way to express a new sound that told the story of their global musical backgrounds.
With the unique marriage of danceable beats and bravely vulnerable lyrics, the duo has something for everyone. Whether you gravitate towards indie or pop, ballads or bops, and even oldies or brand new releases, NIGHTMÅNE will speak to you with their unique global fusion in a festival of anthems that unify the human experience.
“LET YOU DOWN” shows a polished anthemic landscape, with well-crafted melodies, and powerfully woeful vocals. From a whispery Billie Eilish-inspired pre-chorus to a belted chorus anthem reminiscent of Imagine Dragons, the production framework mirrors the thoughts bouncing back and forth through the lyrics. Minimal piano and vocal layers fill the lead into an explosive hook, complete with catchy pop sensibilities, signature synths, and punchy drums. The reflective vocals breeze among the track’s various genre influences, before culminating in a conclusive finale.