As I listen to Tuff Ghost‘s brand new single ‘Dreary Day’, it’s pouring with rain outside and the pitter-patter on the roof above my head is an omnipresent reminder of the cold and unforgiving winter outside. I couldn’t think of a more perfect setting.
The track swims in a sanguine sea of earthy beats, bubbling synths and obscure backing vocals, to convey that all too familiar moment in your life when you’d rather not try for fear of failure. Tuff Ghost‘s sultry, smokey voice arrives after a persuasive 25 second instrumental introduction and she’s immediately honest, “it’s a dreary day, I don’t wanna go outside, don’t wanna do anything.”
Over the three minute track, Tuff Ghost dips into motifs of low self-esteem, self-doubt, depression and insomnia, although framed in a way that’s accessible to the listener. We’ve all had those down days, when we want to hide inside and shake off our responsibilities. A little alone time isn’t a bad thing, but it’s best to keep it in check.
Shedding further light on the meaning behind the track, the artist chimes in to say that, “Dreary Day is about not feeling like doing anything, and the irony of how we sometimes sit around and think about how we are being useless or won’t get anywhere, and would rather think about that than actually do anything to change it.”
We’ve loved this introduction to this Los Angeles producer, vocalist and DJ and we can’t wait to hear more of Tuff Ghost‘s evocation alt electro-pop sound in the future.
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