PLAYLIST: GET SPOOKY
WORDS BY HANNAH TINKER PLAYLIST BY JESS CAMPBELL & HANNAH TINKER
It’s that time of year. You know the one. Tonight’s the night that bars and clubs fill with Mia Wallace and Post Malone lookalikes, the millennials that we are. Have you booked tomorrow off work or are you thinking you won’t get tempted by the sticky black shots on offer? Well, whether you have plans for a blow-out night or you’re staying in ignoring the knocks on the front door, watching ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and waiting “until all this blows over” – we’ve got the Halloween playlist covered for you.
Of course, we could’ve gone with the classics – a la Nina Simone‘s version of ‘I Put a Spell on You’ – but we decided to deviate from the expected and offer you a selection of current tracks that shouldn’t just be played on Goth Christmas. With no particular genre theme but dictated by spooky titles, it’s all to play for and there’s bound to be something to suit your Halloween antics with this collection of tracks that have more than an air of the macabre about them.
Dreamy, wistful witchery is conjured up by Gengahr‘s ‘Fill My Gums With Blood’ and a modern-classic ‘Ghosts’ by Laura Marling, beckoning you to come closer and “Listen to them. These children of the night. What music they make.” Now you’re stuck; you’re one of us. Delve into the darkness with the likes of ‘Demons’ from Sleigh Bells, CHROMA‘s ‘Vampires’ and ‘Mutant’ by Arca – filling your head with the kind of lunacy that led to “Heeeeere’s Johnny” and “We all go a little mad sometimes.”
But never fear, you’ll get used to it down here. Settle in and let the merry-yet-freaky lyrics of ‘Fresh Blood’ by Eels or Ghostpoet‘s ‘Freakshow’ tempt you into the night and continue your manic escapades. As you move through to the afterlife, Willie J Healey‘s ‘666 Kill’ passes over and lets an eerie calm settle over – you’re ours now.