Following last May’s third album “Still Dark Skies” via Cold Transmission Music, her most powerful and heartful release so far, permeated by the feverish and intoxicating haunted vibe of her commanding voice, Bristol, UK based synth-driven darkwave solo project of Alice Sheridan, AKA New Haunts, drops a symbolic music video, WL//WH is very pleased to premiere, for the soul-stirring LP track “Agora,” a song written and recorded during the Lockdown about agoraphobia, an abnormal fear of public places.
Cold intoxicating electronic dimensions fuse quivering jolts of anxious synth strains, swirling atmospheric swathes, and hissing, buzzing effects with low sonorous bass tones and restless rolling beats to surround the magnetic strength of raw, visceral and arousing cries, nocturnal howls, and angsty wails with precarious pain, diving and cutting through lyrical confessions of malaise and avoidance with ferocious female energies to fall heavily into the murky wavelengths of isolated gloom.
The psychosomatic video extracts subconscious triggers from past trauma into transformative light and vibrational frequencies of cathartic fear. An abstract, shape-shifting lens captures the dark psyche lurking beneath the surface of a disturbed girl using heat-seeking auras whilst inner demons feed on suffering, turmoil, and dread. Trace overlays blur fragmented realities of panic and shame into open scars, toxic memories, and surreal distortions to invert shadow-self insights into a prophecy of doom.
New Haunts‘ third album,“Still Dark Skies”, is available on Vinyl/CD/Digital formats, via Cold Transmission Music.
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