Night Thinker

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Night Thinker
Night Thinker EP by Amy Shark.jpg
EP by
Released21 March 2017 (2017-03-21)
GenreAlternative pop, indie pop
Length20:50
LabelWonderlick Entertainment/Sony Music Australia
Amy Shark chronology
Night Thinker
(2017)
Love Monster
(2018)
Singles from Night Thinker
  1. "Adore"
    Released: 26 July 2016
  2. "Weekends"
    Released: 17 March 2017
  3. "Drive You Mad"
    Released: 14 July 2017

Night Thinker is the debut extended play (EP) by Australian alternative pop singer-songwriter Amy Shark. The EP was released on 21 April 2017 and peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Charts.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2017, Night Thinker was nominated for four awards, winning ARIA Award for Best Pop Release and ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist - Release.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Music AU4/5 stars

Madelyn Tait from The Music AU said "Each song adheres to the tried and tested formula of relatable lyrics, gentle vocals, catchy melodies and simplistic processed beats that has already proved successful for Shark with "Adore" and "Weekends". The appeal of Night Thinker... lies in its strong lyricism and simple production. It's more of the same from Shark, but it works."[2]

Ben Grubb from Project U described the EP as "soothing, full of soul, and uplifting (at times)."[3] Sputnik Music described the EP as an "intoxicating 20 minutes".[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Drive You Mad" 3:32
2."Adore"3:05
3."Weekends" 3:10
4."Worst Girl" (feat. Allday) 3:52
5."Blood Brothers" 3:45
6."Deleted" 3:26

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Rank
Australian Albums Chart[6] 65
Australian Artist Albums Chart [7] 18

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia 21 April 2017 Digital download,[8] CD[9] Vinyl[10] Wonderlick Entertainment /Sony Music Australia LICK019 /LICK020

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cockburn, Paige (28 November 2017). "ARIA Awards 2017: Gang of Youths, Paul Kelly, A.B. Original big victors at Australian music's night of nights". ABC News. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Amy Shark - Night Thinker". The Music AU. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ "AMY SHARK HAS DROPPED HER 'NIGHT THINKER' EP AND IT IS GOOD". Project U. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Amy Shark Night Thinker". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Amy Shark – Night Thinker". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  6. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 2017". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 ARIA AUSTRALIAN ARTIST ALBUMS CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Night Thinker (EP)". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Night Thinker (EP) CD". JBHiFi. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Night Thinker (EP) 180g Vinyl". JBHiFi. Retrieved 14 April 2018.