Scarlett O’Hara Shares Video for “Witching Hour”
Texas metalcore band, Scarlett O’Hara, is back after a short hiatus with latest single, “Witching Hour.” Paired with an enchanting music video, the four piece has charged back into the music scene. Formed in 2008, Scarlett O’Hara has been a mainstay in the Metalcore community ever since, pushing the genre further with their high paced signature style now known as South Texas Metalcore, an unrelenting barrage of sound of intense instrumentals and vocals. The band has shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in the genre such as Bring Me The Horizon, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, UnderOath, ATTILA, Motionless In White, and many more during their 10 years in the touring circuit including Welcome To Rockville 2021.
Following up with their highly praised Rise Records debut album, Lost In Existence with sophomore LP Welcome Back to the Brodeo, which was released on August 8th, 2018 to critical acclaim. As of 2020, they teamed up with Grammy-nominated Producer Erik Ron in Hollywood, California to create the Rock Radio dominating single, “Friction,” which was released on all platforms in spring of last year. “Friction” Enjoyed 7 weeks on the Billboard Mainstream Rock top 40 chart, peaking at #22. On October 15, the Band followed up with the new single “Obsessive”, landing on the the Billboard mainstream rock chart for 8 weeks, peaking at #17 and procuring national radio play. In November 2021 after their debut Welcome To Rockville performance, Scarlett O’Hara entered the Studio with Nashville based producer, Andrew Baylis to write and record new material that will be released throughout 2022, including their latest track “Talk To Me.”
Showcasing the next chapter in their music era, “Witching Hour” is a high-powered track, produced by Andrew Baylis (whose accolades include Jelly Roll and Sleeping With Sirens), all while staying true to the band’s signature sound, combining melodic vocals and electronic details to complement the unyielding angst of their heavy metal influences. Their bold instrumentals come to life as they intertwine with a spine-chilling fictional storyline inspired by real-life commentary about mental health and inner demons:
The instrumentals for “Witching Hour” have a gothic rock vibe and so when I was writing the lyrics, I thought to myself – what if I made this about a ghost that I can see, but nobody else is willing to believe me about it? The line “I drown out the noises by swallowing poison” made me think about a common saying of “they probably forgot to take their meds today” as a way of calling somebody insane. Some people find comfort in drugs or other toxic outlets to make themselves feel sane or mentally exit their suffering. I wrote this song about a metaphorical ghost haunting someone and they are going through feelings of numbness, craziness, and loneliness since no one believes their story.
~ Moses Lopez, Vocalist of Scarlett O’Hara
Listen to “Witching Hour” now, available on all listening platforms!