The Tak3down has experimented with industrial, synth-wave, and alternative sounds to create songs that are quite nocturnal in their aesthetics but also very emotionally resonant.
The pair released a new single titled "Before Midnight." This release has a dark, ethereal, and haunting sound, combining post-punk and new-wave elements. The dark bass lines and theatrical vocal delivery is reminiscent of iconic artists like Depeche Mode or Joy Division. However, The Tak3down also offers a more contemporary approach, which tips the hat off to current bands like Dead Rituals or DIIV, only to mention a few.
The intro has a cinematic vibe, so much so that it is reminiscent of some of John Carpenter's early soundtracks in terms of atmospherics! The song's first verse leans towards the electronic side of the duo's sound. However, the choruses allow the guitars to shine. The second verse adds more energy with a different drum part and a grittier bass tone. The combination of distorted guitar and mellow synth leads adds a bittersweet, unique texture. "Before Midnight" has a retro flavor, but the punch of the music lends itself to a fresh listening experience that will connect with the audience.
Ultimately, this track's sound is a blend of synth-pop and new wave but with a grittier edge common to punk and alternative music. "Before Midnight" stands out for its moody, atmospheric synth textures, driving rhythms, and catchy melodies.
Find out more about The Tak3down, and do not miss out on "Before Midnight.” The single is also featured on the “Shapeshifters” EP.
We've also added this song to our "Dream Punk" playlist! Consider following and streaming it to discover and support post-punk, industrial, new-wave, and shoegaze artists like The Tak3down.