Nightshifts is the recording project of Toronto based songwriter Andrew Oliver
Nightshifts is the recording project of Toronto based songwriter Andrew Oliver. He works his magic across vintage synths, groovy guitars and drum machines during late-night recording sessions to create soulful and cosmic pop tunes. Nightshifts delivers slow-building progressions of phased synthesizers and delay-coated guitars to create powerful atmospheres that feels close-at-home. The project is both exciting and complex with a fast-growing reputation for kaleidoscopic production and soulful songwriting.
His music carries an underlying theme of imbalance and the challenge to stay present, with the musician confiding, “I very often get caught up thinking about past situations, and looking towards future ones. I write a lot about this imbalance. And ironically, the times I feel most in the moment is when I’m working on music.” Aiming to create music to teleport you to paradise, even if it’s just for three minutes, Nightshifts creates a space to both boogie and feel introspective, whilst learning and feeling something new with each and every turn.
Baked in optimism and rejuvenation, his latest single “Tunnel Vision” is a dewy springtime tune oozing in escapism. Mastered by John Greenham (Billie Eilish), the single sparkles with colorful dense soundscapes, emitting a vibrant, pop-clarity. With sunny strums, lyrical melodies that trace the vocals, rich harmonies and guitar solos that give you wings, the song is highly uplifting and hypnotically engulfing. Like a jungle in bloom, this single is an emporium of kaleidoscopic flares, inspired by the likes of Phoenix and The Strokes. The songwriter explains his fascination with “one-person production based artists” like Tame Impala, Bon Iver and Neon India, sharing, “I loved how these artists created a defined-aesthetic world around their music, and how it didn’t feel like a singer-songwriter project, but something closer to a band.”
Having garnered millions of streams on Spotify alone, Nightshifts has made a name for himself through his unique and innovative sound. Following the release of a remix of Bon Iver’s “Michicant,” Oliver was praised by Justin Vernon himself, further propelling the Canadian artist into the limelight and giving him a taste of what he is truly capable of. “Tunnel Vision” is currently available worldwide.