Progressive alt rock band Night Wilds are gearing up for the November release of act 1 of their debut concept album, All That Should Have Been, with the first two chapters, “The Curtain” and “The Show.”
As the album’s opening act, “The Curtain” invites the audience into a captivating backstage world of entertainment and circus life, setting the stage for the unfolding narrative that will enthrall listeners throughout the musical journey.
With a metatheatrical touch, Seth, the creative force behind Night Wilds, presents a fictional narrative that revolves around a young boy trapped in a world where his worth is tied to his ability to perform and satisfy a narcissistic ringmaster. This narrative sets the groundwork for the deeper meaning that will gradually reveal itself in the album’s progression.
“The Curtain” creates a sense of anticipation and excitement, much like the raising of a theater curtain before the grand performance.
Transitioning seamlessly into “The Show,” the narrative continues its enthralling journey. Here, the performers take the stage, and the eccentric qualities of the ringmaster are brought to the forefront. With haunting intensity, the ringmaster revels in the energy and praise from the audience, portraying a character both alluring and unsettling.
As the show progresses, a sense of unease builds, and the listener is drawn deeper into the enigmatic personality of the ringmaster. His manic vibe and relentless pursuit for more create a sense of distrust and mystery, keeping the audience on edge, wondering what lies ahead.
Throughout both “The Curtain” and “The Show,” the characterization of the ringmaster shines through, leaving a lasting impression on the listener. The seamless transition between the two songs adds to the immersive experience, making the narrative feel like a cohesive, theatrical performance.
Night Wilds’ artistry and storytelling prowess are on full display in these first two chapters. From the mesmerizing storytelling to the haunting musical arrangements, these songs serve as a compelling introduction to the captivating world of All That Should Have Been. The album promises a unique and immersive musical journey that will leave the audience mesmerized and eager for more.