Diet Cig Share Their Nocturnal Struggles In “Night Terrors”

Indie pop

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Diet Cig, aka Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman, breaks down their nocturnal nightmares and panic in new single “Night Terrors.” Through fuzzy drum kick and uprush of riffs, the duo captures the eerie and vulnerable state of experiencing nightmares at night that often times spill out of our brains in the form of screaming, kicking, and other kinds of body language. Hit play:

On their new single, Alex shared:

“This song centers around my very real and frequent experiences with night terrors and other bizarre sleep activity. If we’re close enough to have ever shared a room, you know what I’m talking about. This song goes out to you.

The idea of night terrors also represents the fact that no matter how hard I try to curate a specific and perfect version of myself, the embarrassing, weird, unlikable parts are always going to be there too. The people I’m closest with will always end up seeing them, when they inevitably come hurling out of me like my night terrors in the middle of the night. This song’s about holding onto that hope that the real ones will like me even with all my weird freaky stuff underneath. Even when I’m screaming at them in my sleep from across the hotel room.”

The track arrives ahead of their spring tour, which will kick off in May: