NIIGHTS

NIIGHTS

 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
BandRockDream Pop

Niights shift seamlessly between dream-pop and heavier melodic rock with shimmery, fuzzy textures. Ethereal female vocals whispering poignant lyrics paired with artfully crafted dynamic songwriting channels the spirit of 90's shoegaze with an enchanting fresh spin.

Fronting NIIGHTS is Jenna Fournier, who began writing with guitarist Frankie Maraldo in 2010. The two are now joined by Jeremy Dodge on drums and Jacob Chandler on bass.

NIIGHTS released their debut album Whisper in 2015.

Biography

NIIGHTS shift seamlessly between dream-pop and heavier melodic rock with shimmery, fuzzy layers of texture. Ethereal female vocals whispering poignant and whimsical lyrics paired with artfully crafted dynamic songwriting channels the spirit of 90's shoegaze and early Smashing Pumpkins with an enchantingly fresh spin.
Fronting NIIGHTS is visual artist & singer-songwriter Jenna Fournier, a Las Vegas-to-Cleveland transplant who began working with songwriter and innovative guitarist/ pedal tweaker Frankie Maraldo in 2010. The two are now joined by Jeremy Dodge on drums and bassist/synthesist Jacob Chandler, who anchor and underline the sonic chaos.
NIIGHTS released their first EP, A Tangle of Arms, in 2010, followed by their debut album Whisper (recorded by Jim Stewart) in 2013, which landed them a deal with 2670 Records in Japan. After two international tours, NIIGHTS signed with Tragic Hero Records and re-mixed Whisper with legendary producer Jim Wirt for a re-release in 2015. Fournier soon returned to Japan with an exclusive solo EP in 2017 while simultaneously recording the newest NIIGHTS album with Wirt, meanwhile struggling over the loss of two bandmates. Despite setbacks, NIIGHTS pushed forward, obsessing over details in the studio and finishing a full length album that is set to come out in early 2019.

Lyrics

Lullaby

Written By: Jenna Fournier

Lay your head down, friend of mine.
I see that you need it, it's in your eyes.
I'll be your lullabye tonight.
Dry off, superstar..before you're dead.
The water's too far over your head.

A Tangle of Arms

Written By: Jenna Fournier

We've climbed all the way to here..don't stop. I know that you're scared.
I'm resting with my eyes wide open. You're not sleeping at all, I know that.
It's so hard to fight when you're looking for answers.
This wild tangle of arms has a hold on me. It's left us deep in a dark hole.
I find this place startling and disorienting... it's so hard to fight.

Rosebush

Written By: Jenna Fournier

We found a rosebush. Our place was underneath.
We found a garden right beneath our bare feet.
You tried to send a kiss my way, but I was shy.
I let it slip away.
We had it all... the beauty of love around us.
We let it fall...as bright as it was.. like stardust.

We'll find a sandbox with our names both carved in it.
We'll find a playground where we think our garden ends.

Holiday

Written By: Jenna Fournier

It's no big secret how you keep things sweet.
I know we've all been told it rots your teeth.
You've got such a pretty smile... it wakes me up inside.
I'd hate to see it waste away.

I wish you would save it for the holidays. I wish you would leave it for the parties.
I wish my kiss was enough for your sugar-high.
There's nothing I can say, but you know I'm still gonna try.

You're staring down at the ground more... maybe listening to secret stories from the floor?
Are you thinking about what to do, or getting a sweet-tooth?
I'd hate to see you waste away.

I wish you would save it for the holidays. I wish you would leave it for the parties.
I wish my kiss was enough for your sugar-high.
There's nothing I can say, but you know I'm still gonna try.

I hate to make it out like a crime... I just wish you cared more for your life... and I...
.. wish you would save it for the holidays. I wish you would leave it for the parties.
I wish my kiss was enough for your sugar-high.
There's nothing I can say, but you know I'm still gonna try.

Butterflies

Written By: Jenna Fournier

I've wandered far from home, reading tea leaves and tossing stones.
Remind me what I came to seek...
Tiny Beasts circle me and pull me into reverie.

Ooh, Butterflies..
Knife Teeth
Fork Tongue
Spoon Eyes
Ooh, How they fly..
Blood Teeth
Petal Wings
Moon Eyes.

I fall onto the ground among the leaves in a patch where sunlight creeps between the trees.
My eyelids show me fire flickering, and tiny shadows dancing on and off the screen.

Ooh, Butterflies..
Knife Teeth
Fork Tongue
Spoon Eyes
Ooh, How they fly..
Blood Teeth
Petal Wings
Moon Eyes.

Trees

Written By: Jenna Fournier

Where I'm from, the sun don't shine, though it sits so high up in the sky.
The air is hot and dry, but the hearts are cold of passer-bys.
They come to sail and to get away.
They come to let their demons out to play.

And the Trees, the Trees.. they're Screaming as they sway.
"HOLD ME HOLD ME HOLD ME, OH!" they beg.
"I NEED I NEED I NEED A DRINK TODAY!!"
So I break, fold my hands, and pray for rain.

Where I'm from the girls get tough,
'cause the drugs aren't weak and the boys play rough.
They'll keep you up for days or weeks.
Try to quit and they'll come for free,
'till you sleep away your bad dream.
Litter dirty secrets on the dirty street.

The Trees, the Trees.. they're Screaming as they sway.
"HOLD ME, HOLD ME, HOLD ME, OH!" they beg.
"I NEED I NEED I NEED A DRINK TODAY!!"
So I break, fold my hands, and pray for rain.

Had a Dollar

Written By: Jenna Fournier

Had a party, then it ended.
In the morning I felt so empty.
Had a Dollar. Drank it down.
Had a Bottle. Spent it wrong.
But Oh, at the bottom I found a friend.
The kind who likes to trip you up again.... and again ...and again.

Had a lover long ago who had bad habits that took control.
When my brother left far away, my father and mother wept.
I was numb to pain.
But Oh, Oh that coldness... that was yesterday.
And Oh, you'll notice how they roll today.. cause they rain.
They rain.

I've had some trouble with trusting God.
I know some folks say he's all we got.
I've been a whore with my fears and dreams.
I'll share my soul with whoever seems... to care.
I haven't pulled the gates up anywhere.
But Heaven keeps it's gates open upstairs... like He still cares.
He cares.

Mouthful of Sand

Written By: Jenna Fournier

Somebody broke your bones.
I found you in the hospital and thought I could bring you back to life.
They tore you all apart.
You built a wall up around your heart and won't let anyone inside.

You kissed my hand with a mouth full of sand,
and left me standing there sad.
You Tasted my Tongue with a mouth full of blood,
and left me standing there stunned,
You sent me running from love.

I gave it my best shot.. I'm always aiming for the stars..
but God, he hung you up so high.
You sit just out of reach, I'm jumping but I just can't seem
to lift my feet up and take flight.

You kissed my hand with a mouth full of sand,
and left me standing there sad.
You tasted my tongue with a mouth full of blood,
and left me standing there stunned,
You sent me running from love love love love love love..you kissed my hand,
with a mouthful of sand! You left me standing there sad.
You tasted my tongue with a mouth full of blood,
and left me standing there stunned..sent me running from love.

Glow

Written By: Frankie Maraldo,Jenna Fournier

I always see the best when I lay on my back..
..letting all my thoughts, repressed, melt gently into the underground.
Just tell me what you want, I'll show you how to get it..
..that's if you know at all now.
Let me paint a picture of you.
I'll take you on a trip, to cities paved in hues of gold.
I'll show you how to live without your third eye closed.
Just let me lead the way. I'll show you how to get there.
We'll leave behind today.
Let me paint a picture of you?
The air's alive.. she breathes free with you..
We share the silence, wide awake, but never moving.
Hope is irresistible. Lies become truth.
I'm pushed into another realm, but my heart stays with you.
How do you glow, my friend?
How do you glow?

So Into You

Written By: Jenna Fournier

I try to stay away, but get weak when its late.
There's so much I want to say.
I'm no good at the games.
If I threw myself any harder, I think my bones would break.
I'm so into you.
I want to do what's right, but I can't justify all the things I say at night...
so I just apologize.
But if you are "the Darkness," what do I make of this feeling.. so Light...?
I'm so into you...so into this....already starting to think of our first kiss.
I'm so into you...it's happened again.... caught up in romance that's all in my head.
I'm so into you..so into this... already starting to think of your hands on me.
I'd save some face if I could play it cool, but I'm up against Magick and the Moon.

Walkaway

Written By: Frankie Maraldo

As I enter, with a sigh
Felt a push from behind
Through and through with the sound
Twice removed from my mind
Before you walk away, will you feel my heart move
Before you walked away, I could see your feet move
Before you walk away, will you feel my heart move
Before you walk away, we would let the beat move us
And just stare back blindly,
Stare back silently

With Bated Breath

Written By: Frankie Maraldo,Jenna Fournier

Be who you are, Let Fires Rage again
Take the time to swim in what was said
All the weight has laid you down
All the Water has flooded safe ground
and I long to see you sail again, with bated breath
Be who you are, and then you're free again
Look to me, my love is yours to have
Hesitations / Blinders On / Shoulders up / Turned on High
All the weight's been overcome,
All the World is being Reborn,
and I'll sail with you up high again,
with bated breath.

Discography

So Into You (Single) - 2018

With Bated Breath (Single) - 2015

Whisper Remixed by Jim Wirt (LP) - 2015

Crazy (Single- Japanese Bonus Track) - 2014

Whisper (LP)- 2013

A Tangle of Arms (EP) - 2010 

Set List

Our setlist varies but these are the most commonly included:

Walkaway
Generator
Glow 
Stars
Crazy
So Into You
Trees
Sunshine
With Bated Breath