As a follow-up to Lu's brilliant interview with Mild Minds, I wanted to highlight and focus on how beautiful his latest single is. After "MACHINE" and "NO SKIN" featuring our mate Frameworks, there was no doubt - we'll be loving this.
The composition kicks off with a short-attacked synths and tight drums, which set the stage for Mild Minds' aerial vocals. By the way, every time I listen to the track, I keep thinking of another Australian artist - Kyson, whose vocals truly remind me of how things sound on "HAUNTED". Honestly, there's so many different emotions packed in here, it's just hard to categorize the song with nothing else, but stunning.
“I think we had all spent a part of 2020 contemplating a lot about our own lives, while feeling a general sense of darkness looming over whether we'd be losing loved ones, or not,” shares Ben. “For a lot of us we did. The heaviness of it all led me to explore more melancholic themes in my music. I found myself breaking down all of the shades that might be associated with melancholy; exploring death, loss, rebirth, and the associated beauty. This ultimately led me to wanting to use flowers on the artwork, being something that both dies and blooms again each year. At the same time I was re-learning piano, or even in a way properly learning piano. It was such a rush to be feeling the music through touch and finding an ability to speak through it. I found myself playing a set of similar chords over and over through the first half of the year; verses, choruses, outros. Slowly but surely, this song formed from a combination of those. This was immediately one of my favorite tracks I've ever written.”
"HAUNTED" comes with a trippy visual that further enhances the experience.