Coming from one of Florida’s most exciting musical duos – desire and longing pulse through the DNA of The Dialogue’s new single ‘Waste the Day, Spend the Night.’ Their RnB-inspired approach marks a change from what the duo has done in their previous songs.
Florida-based musical act The Dialogue have revealed their latest single, ‘Waste the Day, Spend the Night.’
The song – about desiring a lover to come to bed, wooing them with poetic advances, and compelling them to ignore the outside world to spend the night together – is indebted to world ‘90s and ‘00s RnB. It sees the duo – Angela Galestro and Paul Cuevas – deliver their trademark harmonies, which subtly spar and accompany one another.
Lyrically, the song is structured into a series of pleas, imperatives, and commands, delivered with the hope that a lover will – as the music makes clear – waste the day and spend the night. In the first verse, Angela sings: “I wanna get lost trying to find you/Take the road less traveled/To where you lay waiting/Come and take me today, tomorrow, forever/Who needs to think about an ending?” What strikes you about this track is it adheres to that ‘90s/ ‘00s RnB trait of artists being unabashedly upfront in their sexual desires.
This song is palpably charged by a candid, upfront attitude to sexual desire; this desire feeds into the infectious guitar riffs, the pulsating synths, the tight drums and clicks, and the harmonic crooning. Many people in the music industry casually talk about ‘beautifully constructed’ or ‘masterfully built’ songs. However, it’s a thrill when music that embraces that concept reaches your headphones or speakers.
Musically, ‘Waste the Day, Spend the Night’ is paced perfectly to take listeners on an intimate journey. The bewitching guitar riff coaxes you in; the synth sounds ramp up the dynamic, sexually charged energy, while the crisp electronic clicks, drums, and beats take listeners deeper into this sensual experience. You can hear how much attention to detail the duo has paid to the various elements of production. They show their versatility here, on a very different song from The Dialogue’s previous tracks like ‘Begin Again’ – a more sparse and instrumentally unadorned affair.
This new single is the latest significant achievement for The Dialogue, as with every single release, they continue to go from strength to strength. Angela and Paul are accomplished multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters in their rights, and both have packed-out CVs detailing their musical accomplishments and academic triumphs. But their latest work as a duo might well be the most significant string in their bow to date.
‘Waste the Day, Spend the Night’ is a delicious and intensely listenable track. The genre-crossing elements of this song are likely to introduce them to plenty of new fans.