Since the dawn of time, monsters have always been a part of our culture. From Werewolves, Vampires, The Boogeyman, The Kraken, Grendel, Naga and a bunch more, they’ve infiltrated our lives giving us the heebie jebbies. What’s so astounding is regardless of their existence, they have this effect on us that we can’t shake off (Sorry Taylor Swift). Irrational fears? Perhaps. Crazy? Maybe. What’s for certain though about all this is that they’ve found a comfy home along side us thorough folklore, stories, and the media. Scary no? To add to this, their presence then amplifies ten fold most especially when nighttime falls and we’re in our lonesome. Questions like “What’s that strange shadow in the corner and why is it staring right back at me?..”. come to mind, leaving us pale and uneasy.
A zombie rising from the grave, all these thoughts haunt us anew this time in London based artist Joshua James’song ‘Afraid Of The Dark’. Released last September 30th in all major streaming platforms world wide. ‘Afraid Of The Dark’ is monster’s love letter directed at us. Unfortunately though this love isn’t the romantic type, instead it’s the selfish one that wants us to scream in constant agony. To put it bluntly, we’re seen as toys and the monster is expressing its fondness of inflicting terror in us repeatedly.
Despite its depiction of an unconventional relationship straight from the worlds of H.P Lovecraft, R.L. Stine and Stephen King. Joshua James’ ‘Afraid Of The Dark’ is something to behold. With its playful vocals and lyrics at the forefront, mixed in with explicitly crafted instrumentals that ring through the air waves. Joshua James welcomes us to this buffet of horror that’s irresistible to the senses. So come one, come all and leave your fears at the front door.. ‘Afraid Of The Dark’ is about to shatter you to your very core.
Happy early spooky season folks! Boo!