Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats unveil new single “Get Used To The Night” from forthcoming LP South Of Here out June 28

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, June 7, 2024

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats unveil “Get Used to the Night” today—listen here and watch/share the lyric video here. The song is the third offering from their highly anticipated fourth studio album, South of Here, which seamlessly blends both sides of Rateliff’s immense talent: emotionally potent, vivid storytelling and the rugged, R&B revivalism that has powered the band to worldwide acclaim over the past decade. The album is set for release on June 28 via Stax—pre-save/pre-order here.

The band will perform the album’s lead single, “Heartless,” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on June 13. “Heartless” continues to climb the charts; the song is #1 at Americana Radio for the third week and is trending Top 5 on Triple A Charts. Relix writes, “'Heartless' pours over with heart, testifying to Rateliff’s mastery of reflecting the knotty wholeness of life through personal narrative and sonic storytelling,” while Consequence notes, "Though there are tales of anguish and doubt in 'Heartless,' the harmonies around Rateliff from the Night Sweats offer support and a light in the dark."

With “Get Used to the Night,” Rateliff shares a moving tribute to his late friend and collaborator Richard Swift. “You run ahead and I’ll catch up to you / Still so much left for me to do,” he sings with tender resignation. A masterful vocal performance from Rateliff is coupled with a rich, stirring brass arrangement from The Night Sweats.

The new track follows the announcement of a brand-new series of headlining U.S. arena dates, their largest tour to date, including performances in Austin at the Moody Center, Chicago’s United Center, St. Paul’s Excel Center, and a landmark show at Madison Square Garden. Acclaimed artist Gregory Alan Isakov will support. See the full schedule below.

Tickets for the tour started with an artist presale Tuesday, June 4, with additional presales continuing throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale, which starts today, Friday, June 7, at 10:00 A.M. (local). Full details and a list of dates can be found here.

A new video for “Heartless” is also out now—watch here. On the video, directed by award-winning director Kimberly Stuckwisch, Rateliff reflects, “This song means a lot to me personally and speaks to the struggle of everyone trying to find their way. Kimberly and I come from similar backgrounds; both of us grew up in rural areas trying to find our way out of poverty. I was unsure how to approach a video for this song but felt so blessed to be able to work with Kimberly and see her vision for the song unfold.”

The album’s second single, “David and Goliath,” was lauded by Louder, describing, “This 21st-century Americana star bares his soul to stunning effect on this latest track—all moody Beatles-y sensibilities with a soulful lift, articulating the internal fights so many of us face.”

With their largest tour to date, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats achieve another career milestone, culminating from a renowned history of powerful live performances. Rateliff’s undeniable stage presence has fueled his steady ascent since breaking through the Denver D.I.Y. scene. Noah Kahan called sharing the stage with Rateliff “such an honor.” He further states, “His music has helped me through a lot of tough moments in my life. This is one of the greatest voices I’ve ever heard. He’s such a sweet guy and just a brilliant talent.” Additional collaborations include Paul Simon at Newport and Willie Nelson at the Hollywood Bowl. Most recently, Rateliff wrote and performed a duet with Orville Peck on Peck’s new album, Stampede Vol. 1.

Produced by Brad Cook (Waxahatchee, Bon Iver, Kevin Morby) and recorded at Sonic Ranch outside El Paso, Texas, South of Here reckons with a lifetime of pain and trauma and transforms it into a stirring, soul-baring rumination on love, loss, hope, and resolve. “This album is a look into my own struggle with anxiety, insecurity, and also stories of my life,” says Rateliff. “I hope these songs and stories give you an opportunity to better understand your own struggles, whatever they may be.”

Over the course of his career, Nathaniel Rateliff has generated widespread acclaim from critics and musicians alike. Robert Plant recently placed him among the next generation of greats. “He is one of these guys that will just carry the torch. Beautiful songwriting, beautiful singing, great delivery and he is a magnificent guy to go with it.”

Borne from the rock clubs in and around Denver, CO, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have released three LPs, two EPs, and a live album. Since their 2015 self-titled breakthrough album, the band has established themselves as generational talents through their ecstatic and dynamic live performances and a growing catalog of essential studio recordings. South of Here is another mighty leap forward. Bound by the struggle for identity and the search for belonging, it reverberates with the understanding that we’re all in this beautiful mess together.

1. David and Goliath
2. Heartless
3.  Remember I Was a Dancer
4. Get Used to the Night
5. South of Here
6. Everybody Wants Something
7. Center of Me
8. Cars in the Desert
9.  I Would Like to Heal
10. Call Me (Whatever You Like)
11. Time Makes Fools of Us All


August 15—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater
August 16—Boise, ID—Outlaw Field
August 20—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 21—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
October 22—Houston, TX—713 Music Hall
October 23—Dallas, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
October 26—Austin, TX—Moody Center
October 29—Rogers, AR—Walmart AMP
October 30—St. Louis, MO—Chaifetz Arena
November 1—Chicago, IL—United Center
November 2—St. Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center
March 27, 2025—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden