Song of the Day: “Instant Night” by Beauty Pill

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Chad Clark and Erin Nelson of Beauty Pill (Photo by Morgan Klein)

DC-based band Beauty Pill is pleased to present their new single and accompanying video for “Instant Night.” It is the band’s third record of 2020 and Beauty Pill’s first song without drums.

“Instant Night” is also the band’s most strikingly orchestral release, highlighting the woodwind quartet that fused with the band in 2018 which features Sarah Hughes, a young, respected DC jazz luminary.

The official video for the song features an unusual and provocative, time-lapse film showcasing gifted D.C. illustrator and former Beauty Bill member Ryan Nelson drawing surreal political portraits in real time.

“Instant Night” is out now and the band hopes it will inspire people to vote in the November election. The song uses elliptical lyrics but is certainly Beauty Pill’s most fiercely political work yet.

Watch the official music video for “Instant Night” by Beauty Pill on YouTube:

Beauty Pill’s Chad Clark said:

In the last 6 months, you have experienced [A] a plague [B] the deaths of a quarter million of your fellow citizens [C] a race war [D] the government throwing people into unmarked cars [E] the sky turning red and air becoming unbreathable [F] a reckless and literally sick president who openly aspires to be king.

Seems bad.

Science fiction authors have warned us about dystopia for a century now. George Orwell warned you. Margaret Atwood warned you. Ira Levin warned you. Aldous Huxley said “Facts do not cease to exist just because they’re ignored.” Philip K Dick, Samuel Delany, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein… they all warned you.

And now we are warning you, I guess.

We hope you to feel it. We hope you act accordingly.

Visit Beauty Pill online for more music.

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