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According to their press release, Ruin the Nite are Boston's "premier Dad Bod Rock Band." They were formed from the ashes of Goddamn Draculas, and have this party rock vibe that isn't punk but punk adjacent. Their new single, "Sang to Me," is dripping with punk attitude and has a punk edge, but this is far too melodic to truly even be pop punk. It's much closer to classic early rock and roll and R&B. The horns are truly of the stars of the song, adding a layer of class that smooths out the rougher edges. This is oddly making me think of a fictional punk prom band in some non-existent 80's high school movie. "Sang to Me" is all about harmonies, despite vocalist/bassist Chris Duggan's rough vocals, but that's what creates the true charm of Ruin the Nite.
Chris Duggan says of the new song:
"I think ['Sang To Me'] is basically a story about lack of communication in a relationship. It's about letting down your walls and being free to say what needs to be said. Being vulnerable to express your truth, no matter how sharp and pointed those words might be... Lyrically,words just came. No real thought behindm.chorus was just fun to sing."