In an eerie-pop lullaby, Anna Wolf and Pop Morrison (Stereophonics) combine forces to create a captivating backdrop for independent horror film ‘The Unfamiliar’. Drawing on the simplicity of folk and the intriguing dynamics of art-rock, they have blended a tasteful concoction of genres to paint a bewitching track that shares an insightful whisper to its accompanying movie.
Vocal delicacy reminiscent of Ingrid Michealson dances across silky acoustic guitar for fluttering majestic moments. By dispersing and leaving the velvety instrumental to hold its own, Anna and Pop make room for mystery and a quietness that seems to echo down a shadowed hallway. Winding is the track and stoic indie-pop is the vehicle driving this dark tune.
Soft, cushioned percussion holds ‘The Unfamiliar’ afloat and steady in its progress even when tension builds lyrically through Anna’s ethereal images – “A cat caught their tongue” – but the silence is telling its own tale through Anna and Pop’s pulsing musicality.
‘The Unfamiliar’ is steeped in an eerie, murky shadow and magnificent sense of suspense, offering its own cinematic soundscape of apprehension and horror.
‘The Unfamiliar’ is out now. Listen on Spotify.