Restless Modern’s newest significantly shifts gears from his recent single “Chasing” without sacrificing the nuanced groundwork he’s laid out as an artist. “Haunted” is a dark, moody dive into the visceral horrors of real life as lines like “It’s 4 am and the winds feel cold/Why are you standing out in it anyway” paint a desolate picture of a relationship gone awry, all the while its dark electro drop drives the sentiment home. It’s worth noting that it’s not a song to spin in the background – this one requires an attentive ear to appreciate the pain that makes up its very essence.
In my humble opinion, it’s important to have music that touches upon uncomfortable topics rather than perpetually operating in the realm of a false reality based around eternal sunshine. Just like a controversial painting disturbing psychological thriller, music should challenge us through an unflinching reflection of the world we live in, through the good and the bad. Tracks like “Haunted” crucial to experiencing the endless layers that art can provide.
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