In luxurious indie-dance offering ‘Take The Long Way Home’, L.A.’s Rush Midnight encourages the listener to savour the moment with a song that you’ll almost certainly want to play while driving the scenic route and cycling through the park.
You can quite literally hear California’s extensive coast thanks to the wash of seaside sounds that sets the calming space for a plethora of organic and electronic percussion, as well emotional violins, harp strokes, playful guitar refrains and a house-y piano undertow.
‘Take The Long Way Home’ is typical of dup Russell Manning and songwriting partner Rico Martinez’s indie-pop meets funk-house style, which they self-produced before mixing and mastering with drummer Jim Orso.
“Set to a summer ocean backdrop, this song captures the feeling of wanting to savor every moment of the late night trip back home — after one party ends and a new one is about to begin. We wrote and recorded this one in West Hollywood and soon after added live violins from Jake which really brought the track to life.”
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