Toronto rock band, Goodnight Sunrise, was founded by Vanessa Vakharia (keytar, vocals) and David Kochberg (guitar, vocals) through a shared love of pop hooks and the raw power of classic rock. Since 2011, the band have taken their explosive live show to over 300 audiences across Canada, the US, and Europe, opening up for Bon Jovi, Big Wreck, and The Sheepdogs along the way.
“Footsteps in the Dark” is their most musically ambitious song to date – it’s a mix of real drums and heavily processed samples bouncing from side to side to give a feeling of disorientation over a pulsing bass synth, while guitars appear with an almost heavy metal tone before opening into an anthemic uplifting chorus.
Their dynamic third full-length album, Against All Odds, will be released on October 7, 2022. Produced by Brian Moncarz (Alice Cooper, Circa Survive), mastered by Brian Lucey (Green Day, Arctic Monkeys) and recorded with bassist Duncan Coutts and drummer Jason Pierce of Our Lady Peace.
Goodnight Sunrise started recording this album in February 2020, and continued over the course of 2020-2021. Two and a half years later, the album is finally seeing the light of day, which makes the album title Against All Odds a poignant mantra for the band and listeners – hard times come and go, but persistence and resilience can pay off when you believe in something deeply, including yourself.
“It sounds dramatic and cliche, but we feel like this album is our ‘actualizing potential’ moment,” says David. “When we started this band, we had never really written music before, or actually played our instruments that much, so it took a good decade of experimenting and bumbling our way along trying to get our skill to catch up to our ambition. We’ve had the fortune of learning from all the musicians and producers we’ve worked with along the way, and on this new album Against All Odds we feel we’ve combined our strongest work in songwriting with the most solid production team yet, and can confidently say this is the best record we have ever made.”