Lunacy releases “Hauntingly Familiar”
Lunacy is a Melbourne-based dark-pop and emo-pop power couple. Sallee Chatfield, a former X-Factor Australia runner-up, and Oliver Kindred, an L.A native multi-instrumentalist and songwriting prodigy, make up the duo. They met at work, fell in love, and eventually concluded that their powerful connection could be used to create powerful music. Lunacy’s sound is for all music fans everywhere, with dreamy soundscapes and beat-driven rock elements rooted in the heavier bands they grew up listening to, like Paramore, Evanescence and Linkin Park, and pop musicians like Ava Max, Halsey, and The Weeknd. The only thing that can match Sallee’s soulful voice and mesmerising stage presence is Oliver’s dynamic composition and avant-garde pop music style. They were able to build their sound, which is edgy and soul-stirring wrapped in glittering pop production, with the support of Ionei Heckenberg, guitarist and lead vocalist of Australian metalcore band Ocean Sleeper.
Their latest track, ‘Hauntingly Familiar,’ off their upcoming 2023 EP, is inspired by the upbeat electro house sub-genre Melbourne Bounce and the desperation that comes from wanting things to get better but feeling like you always meet a dead end. The song exemplifies Lunacy’s ability to blend appealing choruses with profound, brutally honest lyrics that connect with people on a deeper level. Lunacy’s new single ‘Hauntingly Familiar’ delves into the struggles of mental health and the feelings of isolation that can accompany it. Mixed and mastered by Melbourne’s Ionei Heckenberg, lead vocalists/guitarist of metal-core band Ocean Sleeper, the track combines the upbeat electro house sub-genre Melbourne Bounce with crunchy guitars tuned to Drop-A for a heavy metal edge. The lyrics convey the anxiety and overthinking that can come with constant mental health issues. Despite the dark themes the song offers hope and understanding for anyone who can relate.
With haunting melodies and introspective lyrics, “Hauntingly Familiar” takes the listener to a realm of introspection and reflection. The song’s ethereal effects, characterized by edgy and gritty guitar riffs and atmospheric layers, perfectly complements the siren like vocals perfectly. As the title suggests, “Hauntingly Familiar” explores the paradoxical nature of memories and the intricate web they weave in our lives. The lyrics delve into the bittersweet moments of reminiscence, where joy and sadness intertwine, leaving an indelible mark on our souls. Make sure to check out their other tracks on Spotify and Youtube and give them a follow on Instagram, Twitter or TikTok!