As you may or may not know, The Raveonettes are my favorite band in the entire world. No one on this planet makes music like they do. Some songs by The Raveonettes make me feel like I'm at an 80s prom and after tonight my boyfriend and I will both die and never see each other again.
This is one of those songs.
And this song NVRLND is one of their best songs ever. If you've never heard this band before and you wanna know why I love them, well, here you go. This brand new song and video is EVERYTHING I love about this band.
The first song I ever heard was Sad Transmission in 2008. I remember standing in FYE searching for new music because back then that's how I did things. I ran across the album LUST, LUST, LUST and once I started listening, I could not stop.
My immediate reaction was "This is so beautifully sad, and there's something about this band and their sound, I dunno, but they are special."
I became a fangirl for this band on that very day and I've been following them ever since. I have every song they've ever made.
The sound, feel, and tone of their music is EXACTLY how I want my books to READ. I wanna capture that dark and dreamy feeling. I want to write dark romanticism and gritty fairytales. Take the romance of the 50s/80s and throw some darkness and heartache on it. I want to write about tragic boys who'll break your heart in the sweetest way.
And that's what I've been doing—working on finding and refining my voice. I'm so damn happy this band exists. I've never been more excited about anything in my entire life than I am whenever they release a new song.