I came across Sail Into Night after they were featured on Beehype for their debut EP ‘Passenger’. The band is UAE-based Pakistani duo of Zara (harmonium, vocals) and Nabil (guitars, vocals, drums).
‘Surge’, the second track from the EP, is the standout. It revolves around a single repeated lyric – ‘Father mine, I don’t understand’ (I think!) – and the opaqueness of the lyric really opens up the track. Whether the connotations are religious or patriarchal, there’s the feeling of the duo searching for answers, but it’s a tired search. As though by repeating their confusion again and again, it may bring about some understanding.
And by the end, when the track builds to a climax, it seems like it’s worked. There’s a sense of closure and, even though it may be superficial, there’s something comforting about that.
This track is 9 months old but idc. Keep an ear out for this exciting duo.