OLYMPIC DREAM/NIGHTMARE is The Ninth’s first full-length album – a concept record inspired by the Nancy versus Tonya story. It explores the cultural themes and emotions this crazy story implicates, including that dreams rarely come true in practice and the overly simplistic narratives we assign to complex figures. The music is nuanced yet catchy, rocking yet melodic, and fun yet emotional. It will appeal to fans of all types of rock music (especially classic, 80s, “yacht” and “dad”), as well as lovers of funk, jazz, musical theater and wordplay.
And also figure skating.
OLYMPIC DREAM/NIGHTMARE is live on all the streaming services now!
"The Ninth do a great job of capturing the chaos and beauty of the story. Every track is a roller-coaster, with highs and lows dominated by the intricate composition and wonderfully crafted lyricism."
"a soaring musical explosion" that "doesn't forget its musical theater roots, while pulling elements of rock, funk, soul and R&B for a moving, groovy masterpiece"
"New York City-based band The Ninth brings together funk, rock, and soul for one intriguing sound" that "explores dreams and the harsh reality that those dreams don’t always come true, no matter how fiercely you chase after them"