There Must’ve Been A Reason’ is the debut single proper by Manchester four-piece All Night Dining. The band – who formed in 2019 – have been cultivating a real buzz around them over the past year, garnering strong crowds at gigs and thousands of streams on their first teaser release ‘Butterfly’earlier in 2020.
Debut single ‘There Must’ve Been A Reason’ is an indie tune written about the frustration of wanting answers from someone who is no longer part of your life. Carried by a catchy guitar melody, the lyrics tell of a situation that is probably all too familiar to so many; desperately wanting to tell someone how you feel, but the chance has long since passed. The memorable chorus and uplifting guitar hooks are sure to stick in the mind, especially those who are already fans of Sam Fender, Marsicans and Sundara Karma.
Singer and songwriter Caleb Cloran says of the single: “It shows my selfish side I think, it’s like, ‘I want this person to just ignore everything else and be with me.’ I was so caught up in the moment of it all that when the rug was pulled I just didn’t understand what happened. This isn’t a ‘I hate you why did you leave me’ type song. It’s more of a ‘I still love you, what went wrong?’. I’m trying to tell them how I feel, but I’m stopped constantly by the thought of losing sight of who I am.”
The band had originally planned to release the single much sooner, however the Covid-19 pandemic put a bit of a spanner in the works, meaning they were unable to complete the recording due to social distancing restrictions. “We went into the studio just before lockdown, March 1st” Caleb says, “ I remember we were talking about everything that was going on, wondering if it’ll get worse and hoping for the best. It might sound cliché but we really did think this was our year. We had our heads screwed on, made plans for what we were going to do this year. Obviously that didn’t happen, but this time off has done nothing but make us more hungry for it.”
The band also speak highly of producer Kevin Foy (Algiers, Hey Bulldog). “He’s incredibly talented and so easy to collaborate with. He also just knows everything you need in order to record a song not just right but well. Working with Kev is like a magician showing you how all those crazy magic tricks are done. He really opened our eyes to a big and ambitious sound. But above all of that talent, charm & good looks, he’s a great lad.”
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