“2017 might be drawing to a close, but Late Night Legacy are back with a vengeance, and they’re not letting the year go without a fight!”
There’s no getting around it: 2017 has been a hard year.
Almost 12 months ago, we were breathing a sigh of relief that 2016 was over, blissfully unaware of the absolute horror that was still to come. Still, if there’s one thing this year has delivered on, it’s good music, and with just a few weeks to go until we can put this whole disaster behind us, 2017 has given us one last surprise.
I’ll admit, I’m always hesitant to cover the same bands multiple times on my site, but every time Late Night Legacy hit me up with a new track, I’m surprised and delighted by the direction they’ve taken. Somehow, they always seem to know exactly what the world is needing, whether it’s a ridiculous laugh-a-minute romp with a damn good beat, or a surprisingly poignant inspirational track that still has the power to knock you back across the room.
This year, they gave their audience the choice between something all out and heavy or something on the softer side, and everyone’s feelings about 2017 came out in the vote. Overwhelmingly, their fans opted for something hard, fast and brutal, and that’s exactly what they got.
Their newest single “Beat Up” is exactly the kind of unrelenting call to arms you’d expect, without abandoning the infectious groove that makes the band such an irresistible live experience. You can dance to it, don your warpaint to it, strut down the street to it; In short, it’s the perfect song for anyone looking to show 2018 who’s boss.
I was lucky enough to find myself with an advance copy, but the good news is, you guys don’t have to wait long to experience it for yourselves. The video drops on the 27th of December, along with a full review from yours truly over on The Gryphon, and if it’s anywhere near as empowering as the track itself – well, let’s just say you’re in for a treat.
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