Joe Cardigan's "Up All Night" Is A Dark Dance Anthem
Joe Cardigan experienced his first heartbreak at the tender age of 15. At that age, it probably felt akin to some sort of gruesome grief, but lucky for Joe, things changed and he grew up. The best thing that came out of his youthful angst was a new passion for putting his feelings into music. Over the years since that early heartbreak, Joe Cardigan worked hard to secure a spot as an up-and-comer in the Chicago music scene. With a couple killer singles under his belt, Joe’s still pushing out slick content left and right.
Last month, Joe released his latest single, “Up All Night,” a ridiculously smooth dance track destined to be played in dark, dusky clubs. It’s sexy, it’s sleek, and it’s all of what makes Joe Cardigan a major contender in the art of hitting it big.
Hear Joe talk a little about the new single below:
“Up All Night” kicks off with blooming neon synth riffs before a steady hip-hop rhythm joins the arrangement. This mix of dark dance vibes, smooth hip-hop, and even R&B elements ties the track together; the production of “Up All Night” beautifully captures the warring, buzzing styles of Joe’s influences and merges them to create a slick composition fit for getting totally, marvelously lost in dance. Even Joe’s vocals seem to run the gamut — at some points we get his breathy croon, at others he hits a quivering falsetto, and sometimes he finds a strong baritone. There’s a pulsing heartbeat to the track to keep its pace, pounding percussion and synth warbles pumping in the swollen soundscape behind Joe’s delivery. Everything about “Up All Night” is sexy and slinking — an addictive dark-pop bop.
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Featured photo of Joe Cardigan by Rosario Edwards