Seattle alternative duo, Novel Nature – comprised of Shane Lance and Emerson Shotwell – are getting ready to release their upcoming release, The Blue EP, and new single, “Gunfight” will have you on your toes! A refreshing take on the alternative/indie genres, “Gunfight” revives some serious early Muse vibes mixed with The Neighbourhood for a sound that’s unforgettable.
“For us, ‘Gunfight’ is all about the groove. The song started when Emerson came in with this beat that was equal parts funky and unflinching. We fumbled around with some staccato, pocketed bass lines on the Jazzbass until we landed on a riff that felt like it was a percussive part of the drum beat. After the drums and bass were solid we layered other moody, melodic elements carefully over the top, making sure nothing got in the way of the rhythmic pulse of the song. Lyrically, we always write for what the track feels/tastes like. The raw tracks for ‘Gunfight’ felt like an ‘ahhh I give up and I want you’ kind of song, so we went with it. This line from the second verse captures the song simply. Say nothing more. Let’s speak in tongues. I wanna taste that temper. Gunfight is a favorite of ours to play live. Excessive energy, sexy head-bobbing and attempted dance moves.”
Listen to “Gunfight” below: