Last week saw the release of a handful of great songs and a few genuine standouts. Nightjacket’s shoegaze ripper “You’re Trying Too Hard” was one of those select cuts. Towering, cerebral, and impossibly lovely, “You’re Trying Too Hard” is classic shoegaze through-and-through, awash in reverb with heavenward guitar lines and syrupy vocals set against a backdrop of dreamy synths and a powerful rhythm section. Sharp edges and a tender center cement Nightjacket’s emergent status with the kind of effortless grace that informs their work. A triumph.
Listen to “You’re Trying Too Hard” below and pre-order Beauty in the Dark here.