Indigo Innuendo Returns with Eerie, Nostalgic Single "1983"
Halloween is only a few days away. Are you feeling spooky yet?
Still fresh from the release of their stellar debut EP Happiness Illusion, which dropped earlier this year, Atlanta indie art rockers Indigo Innuendo have returned to the studio to begin work on a brand new record, and have offered fans a stunning sample of what’s to come. The group’s new single, “1983”, is an eerie, engrossing track that features the same soulful vocals, spectral guitars, and lavish production that defined Happiness Illusion, but with a dark, nostalgic twist.
Immersed in a fog of ghostly atonal effects that rise and dissipate like restless spirits under a harvest moon, guided only by the unsettling rattle tambourines, one can easily recognize within the song’s first fifteen seconds that Indigo Innuendo has entered new territory. Once the drums, bass, and guitar kick in and frontman Michael Hayden begins to sing (albeit, after a brief but disquieting voiceover that’s difficult to make out in its entirety, but which ends with a child talking about trying to avoid dying), fans will likely feel that they’re on more familiar ground. Though they will be hard pressed to shake the feeling that something sinister – however vague and intangible – lingers throughout the remainder of the track, particularly when its soft, subdued, and almost mournful chorus arrives, centered as it is around the lyric “there are ghosts in my eyes”.
Featuring new, highly evocative retro synth sounds (at times similar, in many respects, to those used by the composers of the Stranger Things soundtrack), exploring a more intricate, dynamic song structure, and more fully displaying Hayden’s remarkable talents as a vocalist, “1983” sees Indigo Innuendo take bold steps forward. Demonstrating, yet again, their penchant for crafting tight, emotionally moving songs with a sophisticated edge, they’ve offered fans much to be excited about.