The electro pop duo of Rodney Connell and Bradley Duhon formed their latest project Night Drive under some rather unusual, almost soap opera-like circumstances – they discovered that they had both been unknowingly dating the same woman simultaneously when the woman had suddenly (and tragically) died. Inspired by the likes of Joy Division, Cut Copy, Brian Eno, the Knife, the Drums, LCD Soundsystem. Depeche Mode and others, their sound can be described in some way as being slickly produced, densely layered synth pop.
Connell and Duhon recently Radiohead’s “Where I End and You Begin,” off Hail to the Thief, and the Night Drive’s cover turns a brooding and anxious song into a slickly produced, hypnotically pulsating dance pop track, in the vein of Giorgio Moroder while retaining the spirit of the original — a tough task but they do it incredibly well.
The official video is deftly edited as images of a dancing woman set to strobe light and other effects while accurately capturing the feel of the Night Drive cover. Check it out.