After a six-year hiatus, Tnght suddenly returned with the single “Serpent” and a promise of new material. Two singles later, Tnght’s EP II finally arrived, but the band didn’t stop there. Tnght shared the bonus track “Clever Pants” a month after the release of their EP.
“Clever Pants” aligns with Tnght’s previous singles. The instrumental, off-kilter tune features light percussion and mixed vocal samples under a punchy flute. The layers combine to craft energetic melodies and colorful beat drops. “Imagine playing a Rayman level with this soundtrack?” said Lunice, one half of Tnght. “It’s what I thought when we were making this.”
Upon releasing the bonus track, Tnght announced the “sneaky” song on their social media.
OUR SNEAKY NEW SONG “CLEVER PANTS” OUT TODAY
IF U ORDERED VINYL ITS ALREADY ON THERE NO STRESS IF YOU BOUGHT IT GO DOWNLOAD IT AGAIN ITS ON THERE
! U GET A SECRET TRACK!
! AND U GET A SECRET TRACK!
! AND U GET A SECRET TRACK! pic.twitter.com/dbtyUdznzE
— TNGHT (@TNGHT) December 13, 2019
Ahead of the EP’s release, Lunice described the different energy of the project. “While it doesn’t sound the same as the first record — the energy is. This could only come from us.” Mohawke, the second half of the band, also added, “I think it’s a good indicator if something sounds weird and refreshing to us. It’s got to f*ck with us a little bit when we’re listening to it.”
Listen to “Clever Pants” above.
EP II is out now via Warp/LuckyMe. Get it here.