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15.11.2019

New song 'I Am Shotgun' released

 
Riding shotgun: when depression takes the wheel and you suddenly find yourself in the passenger's seat..

'I Am Shotgun' is taken from new album 'Elephant' by The New Shining. 

This entire album is dedicated to #mentalillnessawareness , especially (chronic) depression.

It's a shout-out to 'the invisibles', the people that struggle, suffer and fight courageously in silence.

You know anyone like that? Reach out and show them some love! ❤
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08.11.2019

New song 'Phoenix' released

Beauty for ashes.
 
This song is taken from the album 'Elephant' by The New Shining. 'Elephant' is dedicated to #depressionawareness. 
 
Singer/guitarist and songwriter of The New Shining, Nax, has been suffering from depression for most of his life.
He found that writing and making music is the fastest way to healing/climbing out of depression. He engourages everyone to find their passion, be it art, writing, music, or helping out at a homeless shelter or working with animals or..
 
To trade your ashes for beauty (meaning: transform your pain or sadness into something beautiful, something positive).
 
No, it's not easy, but every time you do that, it's a bullet to the head of depression.. ❤
 
 
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01.11.2019

New song 'One By One' released

Trapped inside. Depression or any mental illness can feel like that.
One by one, bit by piece, it feels like you start to unravel.

Disconnection between the 'inner world' and the 'outer world'.
That's why #mentalillnessawareness is so important.
Someone to listen, someone to understand.

Each Friday we release a new track from our brand-new album 'Elephant'.
This week: 'One By One', 6th track on this album.

This entire album is dedicated to mental illness, especially (chronic) depression.
It's a shout-out to 'the invisibles', the people that struggle, suffer and fight courageously in silence.

You know anyone like that? Reach out and show them some love! ❤
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25.10.2019 - Review 'For The Love Of Bands'

Elephant illuminates a path towards a cultural conversation that is necessary and most certainly overdue.

Written by: Bruce Wilson, Canada

I've had a preview copy of Dutch band The New Shining’s new album Elephant for several months and I’ve struggled with my approach to writing about it. How to give it the justice it deserves. More than a mere collection of songs this is a deep and moving essay on the nature of depression. The New Shining’s voice and songwriter Nax has never been quiet about his struggle with darkness. Facing and embracing his shadow in a creative explosion with this bold and beautiful album he shines light onto subject that is incredibly difficult to talk about. I’m intimately familiar with the subject matter and for years I was unable to vocalize the weight that kept me immobilized sometimes for months at a time. I thought I was weak or just shitty at living. It’s only been in recent years that I’ve been able to express to those close to me what I’m experiencing. Breaking that silence is paramount and this is exactly what Nax has done with Elephant. This album exists on two levels—musically as songs and lyrically as deeply personal prose. Both are equally powerful and combined they present an unshakeable and honest portrayal of mental illness.

The depth of this album is immense. As artists mature the wealth of influences grow and Nax’s influences on this album are too numerous to list. 

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25.10.2019

New single 'Here Come The Waves'!

That moment when that giant wave comes crashing down on you. People who suffer from (chronic) depression REALLY know what that means.

One moment you're fine, the next you're being dragged down by these massive waves.

Do you ride it out, fight it or, with arms open wide, face what's coming? Knowing the sea will calm again, sooner or later..

Each Friday we release a brand-new track from 'Elephant', our new album, dedicated to mental illness awareness. This week our new single: 'Here Come The Waves'.

It's a shout-out to 'the invisibles', the people that struggle, suffer and fight courageously in silence. You know anyone like that? Reach out and show them some love! 
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25.10.2019

Our new album 'Elephant' is out now! 

This album is dedicated to mental illness awareness. It's a shout-out to 'the invisibles', the people that struggle, suffer and fight courageously in silence.

You know anyone like that? Reach out and show them some love! ❤

Order our new album 'Elephant' today!

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19.10.2019 - Lust For Life Magazine

'Opnieuw bloedmooi' - Lust For Life

Door: Robert Haagsma (Dutch only)

4/5 stars in this review for Lust For Life magazine. "De altijd lekker in het gehoor liggende rock heeft een flinke impuls aan jaren tachtig pop gekregen. Denk aan een (volwassen) Keane, zoals in Drown With Me. Het springerige One Devil At A Time doet onwillekeurig denken aan INXS. Elders doemen de contouren van Depeche Mode op. Het zijn namen die ik erbij sleep om The New Shining anno 2019 een beetje te duiden. Het is een nieuwe gedaante die de band past: de songs zijn opnieuw bloedmooi, Nax heeft ook hier de perfecte stem voor en klankmatig heeft het een internationale allure. De band is de belofte nu wel voorbij."
18.10.2019

'Say It Like It Is' released

Do we really know the people around us, in our lives? People who struggle with mental illness, but let's be honest most of us, feel compelled to wear a mask every day. Driven by a fear of rejection or maybe just afraid to be inadequate. 

But the sad truth is, if you don't dare to be yourself, don't dare to open up and let them see the real you, nobody will ever know you or love you for who you really are.

Each Friday we release a brand-new track from 'Elephant', our new album. This week: 'Say It Like It Is', the 5th track on 'Elephant'.

This entire album is dedicated to mental illness, especially (chronic) depression. It's a shout-out to 'the invisibles', the people that struggle, suffer and fight courageously in silence.

You know anyone like that? Reach out and show them some love! 

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11.10.2019

Spotify editorial playlist New Music Friday

Good news! 'This Too Shall Pass' has been added to a Spotify editorial playlist New Music Friday NL.

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11.10.2019

Extensive interview with Nax on NPO Radio2 (AVRO TROS)

Looking forward to the release of new album "Elephant" from The New Shining: this night an extensive interview with singer / guitarist Nax in AVRO TROS Simone Walraven's Songlines on NPO Radio 2. 

Tune in 2-4 Saturday 12/10 or listen later (Dutch only).

11.10.2019

'This Too Shall Pass' released

This song is a reminder for anyone going through hard times. It will not last. This too shall pass. It's vital for somebody who suffers from depression not to be swallowed by the blackness, the big nothingness. And to remind themselves it will not last. It's one thing to sink to the bottom of the ocean, it's another to stay there and drown.

Each Friday we release a brand-new track from 'Elephant', our new album. This week: 'This Too Shall Pass', the 4th track on 'Elephant'.

This entire album is about mental illness, especially (chronic) depression. It's a shout-out to 'the invisibles', the people that struggle, suffer and fight courageously in silence.

You know anyone like that? Reach out and show them some love! ❤

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09.10.2019 - Review Rockmuzine.nl

The New Shining - Elephant

Door: Jeroen Schortemeijer | (Dutch only)

"Kijk, dat is nog eens een welkome verrassing, een nieuwe cd van The New Shining, 6 jaar na hun laatste album ‘Wake Up Your Dreams’. In de tussentijd konden we weliswaar genieten van Nax’ ingetogen, maar bloedmooie soloalbum ‘Heart Fire Home’, maar een TNS plaat had ik niet (meer) verwacht. En nog wel in dezelfde bezetting."

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04.10.2019

'Black Dog' released

The beast that always follows you around: depression a.k.a. 'Black Dog'.

Fighting depression can be an exhausting battle. It's a struggle that wears you out to the point that you just want to give in and fight no more.

It's not easy communicating what happens on the inside to the outside, the people around you.

Each Friday we release a brand-new track from 'Elephant', our new album. This week: 'Black Dog', the 3rd track on Elephant.

This entire album is about mental illness, especially (chronic) depression. It's a shout-out to 'the invisibles', the people that struggle, suffer and fight courageously in silence. You know anyone like that? Reach out and show them some love!

Pre-order our new album: Elephant (release Oct 25th).

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03.10.2019 - Review Artiestennieuws.nl

Nieuw album The New Shining na 5 jaar radiostilte

Door: Hessel van der Wal | Dutch only

"Het duurde vijf jaar, maar The New Shining komt met een nieuw album. Na vijf jaar radiostilte komt eind oktober 2019 het album ‘Elephant’ uit. 

(...) Voor de plaat ‘Elephant’ is geëxperimenteerd met jaren ’80 stijlen. Het gevolg is een album met elektro-rock ondersteunt door synth sounds. Dit is al te horen op de uitgebrachte singles ‘Looks Like Rain’ en ‘Drown with me’ in aanloop naar het album. De teksten van de verschillende songs nemen de luisteraar mee in het leven van zanger Nax, zoals zijn depressie."

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28.09.2019

Live on air @NPO Radio 2 - AVRO TROS Muziekcafé

Entrance is free; welcome to join!
Saturday 28-09-2019
Doors open 15:30
16:00-18:00, De Vorstin - Hilversum

Or listen to NPO Radio 2 AVRO Tros Muziekcafé on Saturday 28-09-2019 between 16.00-18.00!
27.09.2019

'Drown With Me' released

Each week a new track of our new album 'Elephant'.
Last Friday we released our brand-new single 'Looks Like Rain'.
This week: 'Drown With Me', the 2nd track on Elephant.

This entire album is about mental illness, especially (chronic) depression. It's a shout-out to 'the invisibles', the people that struggle, suffer and fight courageously in silence. You know anyone like that? Show them some love! ❤

Pre-order our new album: Elephant (release Oct 25th).

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20.09.2019

First single 'Looks Like Rain' from brand new album 'Elephant' released!

The waiting is over! As of now, each week we will release one new song of our brand new album: ELEPHANT.

This is the first song on this album AND our new single 'Looks Like Rain'.
Elephant will be in stores October 25th.

Till then we'll be featuring a new song each week on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Apple Music and other digital platforms.

AND for 12 weeks a music video that goes with the song (!). 12 weeks, 12 new songs, by order of the new album. Pre-order links to purchase our new album soon available!

Thanks to each and everyone of you, you have been SO patient! ;)
The waiting is finally over, The New Shining is back! 

And yes, the 80's vibe is intended.. ;) Sharing is caring!

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13.03.2019

Willing to sponsor or donate for good, sincere music?

Hey guys, people have been asking us what's the holdup, what's the delay?

Well, we're working like crazy behind the scenes, and our new album Elephant is finished, BUT we're still 5000 euros or so short, money we need to release and promote our new album, to make it all happen and give it a fighting chance.

We're not asking money from you personally, but should you know people or companies willing to sponsor or donate for good, sincere music, please give us a headsup!

We'd love to give them a call or reach out to them (or should you be that person, you could reach out to us). Send an email to nax@thenewshining.com. It's greatly appreciated, thanks! :)
14.12.2018

A little taste of our new album 'Elephant'

After 5 years, new album 'Elephant' coming soon! So, it's high time to give you guys a little taste of the new album. Check out this little teaser we made for you. Of course we'd LOVE to hear what you guys think! ❤
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08.09.2018

‘MUSIC has to be REAL. Not just making noise.’

Quote by Nax / The New Shining

Photocredits: RSFotografie
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03.08.2018

Thanks for all your ongoing support

When we released our double album Stripped/Full Circle, we received 3 nominations for the prestigious Edison Pop Price. Thanks guys, for all your ongoing support and patience. We’re back soon to make some REAL MUSIC!
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02.07.2018

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