January 9, 2020

Various Blonde Brings Light to the “Darkest Night”

With its psychedelic synth work and intoxicating bass, Kansas City’s Various Blonde crafts music that’s a little bit haunted, a little bit soulful. The group’s new single “Darkest Night” keeps an almost industrial shade on the proceedings, but the song’s energy is far from heavy. There’s an optimism to the lyrics, and an insistence to the groove that keeps the song buoyant, as if frontman Josh Allen and drummer Mark Lomas are trying to cut through the gloom and mire, and just bring folks together on the dance floor.

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