Album artwork for Instant Night by Beauty Pill
Album artwork for Instant Night by Beauty Pill

The lyrics of “Instant Night” are insinuating and allusive, not topical. It’s only a political song in the way that Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” or Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” are political songs. People call them “protest songs,” but neither of those songs is as specific as people think. Go back and listen again; they’re pretty abstract! They are more poetic than polemic. “Instant Night” exists within that spectrum too. Originally written by Beauty Pill bandleader Chad Clark in 2015 after he watched Ann Coulter, as a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher, predict that Donald Trump would win the 2016 US presidential election, the Washington, D.C. based artist recorded and surprise-released the single in October 2020 out of urgency to inspire people to vote in the presidential election.

Beauty Pill

Instant Night

Northern Spy Records
Album artwork for Instant Night by Beauty Pill
CD

$12.99

Released 12/03/2021Catalog Number

CD-NS-137

Album artwork for Instant Night by Beauty Pill
LP +

$31.99

Housed in a rigid transparent jacket.

Clear Vinyl

Released 12/03/2021Catalog Number

LP-NS-137C

Beauty Pill

Instant Night

Northern Spy Records
Album artwork for Instant Night by Beauty Pill
CD

$12.99

Released 12/03/2021Catalog Number

CD-NS-137

Album artwork for Instant Night by Beauty Pill
LP +

$31.99

Housed in a rigid transparent jacket.

Clear Vinyl

Released 12/03/2021Catalog Number

LP-NS-137C

The lyrics of “Instant Night” are insinuating and allusive, not topical. It’s only a political song in the way that Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” or Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” are political songs. People call them “protest songs,” but neither of those songs is as specific as people think. Go back and listen again; they’re pretty abstract! They are more poetic than polemic. “Instant Night” exists within that spectrum too. Originally written by Beauty Pill bandleader Chad Clark in 2015 after he watched Ann Coulter, as a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher, predict that Donald Trump would win the 2016 US presidential election, the Washington, D.C. based artist recorded and surprise-released the single in October 2020 out of urgency to inspire people to vote in the presidential election.