- Universal City
Universal City/Harness is the latest single from Night Shop, the songwriting project of Justin Sullivan and the band’s third release on Dangerbird Records. Following on the heels of 2022’s Forever Night, the single is a meditation on the twin faces of desire. Universal City is a reminder that there is still joy to feel and beauty to behold the world over, even in the face of a romantic love that is doomed. A sense of walking away and starting over. Showing up for what is not what could have been. Harness is a paean to the unyielding passion that keeps us tied to our beloved; no matter how painful it can feel. In dialogue with the open, expansive vision of Universal City, Harness gently declares: yes, and this can happen too. For both are part of the torturous, beautiful journey of being alive.