“Only for the Night,” Nicky Romero‘s first release of 2023, is a moody but seductive dark-progressive house heater. “Only for the Night” is Nicky’s Monocule pseudonym, and he collaborates on it with Australian producer Marcus Santoro and the upcoming production duo Higher Lane.
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After a year of dabbling with various types of music, from dance to progressive to even techno, “Only for the Night” appears to be a good place to start in 2023. “Only for the Night” has many of the characteristics of a Monocule tune. Little buildup, sensuous female vocals over steadily developing synthesizers and percussion, before they burst into an addictive combination of pads, horn synths, and a great melody to get you moving. While the voices are extremely confident, they are also desperate. The singer understands exactly what she wants, and if it’s only for one night, that’s OK.