It’s the Kiss – I Was Made For Lovin You guitar riff that grabs your attention. It hooks you in along with the staccato drumming.
The Bee Gees style drumming that comes in after along with the congas give it that decadent seventies feeling. You also hear the Bon Jovi Living On A Prayer Em-C-D piano chords under it. However in this case the song is in Dm.
It’s on the 2012 album Internal Affairs released via Coroner Records.
When I hear of side projects, I normally say, crap. Not this one. The Night Flight Orchestra side project is brilliant.
It’s the brain child of Soilwork‘s Bjorn “Speed” Strid on vocals and Arch Enemy‘s Sharlee D’Angelo on bass.
First the name. Night Flight is a Led Zeppelin song. They have merged it with Electric Light Orchestra to come up with The Night Flight Orchestra. They also use the same abbreviation; ELO vs NFO.
The fact that this song is written by guys that play in melodic death / metal bands makes it even better.
I always tell people that the most gifted musicians end up playing in the metal arena. This is further proof.
The NFO captures the magic of classic rock and they make it sound so authentic. Each song can be used in pop trivia, to “name the band or song that influenced a certain part of the song.”
You can hear the fun, it’s like an infection in the music giving it a soul that a lot of bands that write for money can never achieve.
“Im obsessed with the thought of all the things we could do.”
The lyrics are rock n roll. It’s about telling a story. In this case, Bjorns escape along West Ruth Avenue. It’s not even auto tuned. It’s human.
And then the outro kicks in referencing the Layla outro.