Toronto, ON-based band, Howlin’ Circus have unveiled their new single, “Only For A Night”, along with an electrifying, psychedelic video to accompany the release.
Written the morning after the last show before the pandemic, the song prophetically urges listeners to celebrate what it means to be alive and deeply feel and appreciate the moment they are in.
If you knew this would be the last show you would ever see, would you be watching it through your cell phone? If you only had this show, this moment together, if it was “Only For A Night”
“Tomorrow we might have to go to a crappy job, file our taxes or drop dead, but tonight, this night, belongs to us. We didn’t really know lockdown was coming but that night had more of an edge to it.” Jafar Sandouk said when asked about the night that inspired the song.
“Only For A Night” is “an ode to the magic and power of one great rock show, Only for a Night is a holy communion for everyone who found a new religion inside of a loud, sweaty music venue.” he explains.
The video for “Only For a Night” features Jafar walking alone at night punctuated with flashes of him playing all of the instruments used to compose the song. It conveys the dichotomy of being alone in the individual listening experience and yet connected with the band and the crowd through music. It’s filled with a frenetic energy and special effects, evoking the feeling of being at a show where you are so immersed in the experience that you are one with the band and the band with you. The give and take of soul nurturing sonic energy. and the unbreakable bond of being connected through music, if only for a night.
Check out the video below, and stay up to date with Howlin’ Circus via their socials.
August 28 – Toronto. ON – The Horseshoe w/ The Mooks
September 04 – Oshawa – The Atria w/ Cigar Club
September 05 – Barrie – The Queens w/ All My Life
November 25 – Barrie – The Queens w/ The Saydes
***More Shows To Be Announced ***
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