The Night Flight Orchestra have released their first new music of 2023. on the back of European dates last November and the completion of an outstanding leg through Scandinavia in March. The Sensation is a tribute to guitarist David Andersson who died aged 47 in September 2022.
“The Sensation is the first in a series of brand-new singles being released this year,” the band said. “It carries everything this band is about glorious riffage, soaring vocals, infectious rhythms and unforgettable melodies. The lyric is also a tribute to the late great David Andersson and the many journeys Björn shared with him.”
The Sensation is accompanied by a music video, which can be seen below. “This video shows the rise of a very young female star and the realization of what goes on behind the curtains when the glitter fades,” Björn Strid said. “It shatters her universe, but she rises above it in her grand debut in this deliciously tacky game show, where in the end, winners are made, and losers fade.”
The cover art is also inspired by a written note that David Andersson left us all with. “Should anybody be reading this,” the note read, “I want you to know that I now am an astronaut. I’m on my way, somewhere out in space, with the aim of eventually being transformed into a ball of ice, with a tail of fire.”