Southeast’s funk band, AKITA, has dropped their highly anticipated third album, For The Night. Known for their unique fusion of various musical styles, the group has once again delivered a vibrant and exciting listening experience for their fans. The remarkable record includes eight tracks, among which are “Now or Never,” “Bet,” “Magic Market,” “Shine Down,” and “Tiger Claw,” as well as their latest single,“The Way It Is.” For music enthusiasts seeking a dynamic and diverse sound, the seven-member group’s new collection is sure to impress.
Each track on For The Night boasts a distinct and individual flavor, at the same time contributing to the album’s overarching theme. One such example is “The Way It Is,” which confronts life’s natural injustices through its thought-provoking lyrics, urging listeners to release their grip on situations outside of their control. The song emphasizes the significance of embracing the imperfect nature of the world, ultimately promoting a mindset of acceptance and appreciation for life’s intricacies.
The record’s title track, “For The Night” highlights the importance of savoring life’s fleeting moments and letting go of daily stress. The song hints at the excitement of meeting someone special and the endless possibilities that the night offers. AKITA inspires listeners to seize the opportunity and indulge in life’s pleasures, urging them to revel in the moment and let themselves loose, even if only for a short while.
AKITA strikes a chord with “Now or Never,” which expresses the yearning for a deep and meaningful connection. The heartfelt chorus portrays the emotions of a couple craving to be together, evoking a sense of longing and passion. With its romantic lyrics, the song paints an inspiring picture of the transformative power of love and the potential it holds for the future. It beautifully conveys the deep satisfaction that comes with fulfilling relationships, reminding people of the joy that such bonds can bring.
For The Night will be pressed on vinyl and made available for purchase in May. Fans can also look forward to the premiere of the music video for the title track in June, adding a visual element to the already captivating listening experience. Drawing inspiration from funk legends such as Lettuce, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Earth, Wind & Fire, AKITA has been a constant presence in the Southeast’s funk scene since 2017. Their songs have won over countless fans, while their high-energy performances at festivals and venues across the region have established them as a leading presence in the industry.
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