Those Nights

Album: Doom Days (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about the end-of-night desire to be with somebody.

    Aren't we all just looking for a little bit of hope these days?
    Looking for somebody we can wake up with?


    Doom Days is a concept album in which singer Dan Smith experiences a colorful night out in search of distraction from an upcoming apocalypse. "Those Nights" takes place at 5:46 AM as the singer stumbles back into his house after the heavy night. He has found a person to go home with but doesn't really know her. Smith is unsure whether his companion will fill his longing for that special someone.
  • The Crooked Cynics-directed video sees Dan Smith singing from an old sofa in a dimly lit room full of unconscious bodies. He is searching for something meaningful amidst the chaos.
  • Dan Smith told Q magazine that the line, "Aren't we all just looking for a little bit of hope these days" sums up the Doom Days album. He explained: "We set out to make a much simpler rave record about escapism and hedonism, then reality set in and it became a more nuanced album about a search for distraction in complicated times. As it progresses, there's a realization that maybe the hope is in other people."

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