Listening through “Worse Fears” more than a few times, I can’t help but think of an old friend who adorned her creative spirit in dark hues as there is a very haunting, yet poetic nature the latest from Grey Tower Heights.
Poetic in that when the music is stripped away, “Worse Fears” does read like a poem straight from a textbook teaching the inner workings of an example of good syntax. Alas, there is a wonderful arrangement that takes this from mere words on a page to a song for many to engage with and those who listen close will hear the woeful undertones throughout as this is far from the happy-go-lucky music in the mainstream. This is music with depth. Music that is not afraid to show the darker side of what it is like to lay awake at night with a million and one fears and anxieties swirling around in between one’s ears.
Musically speaking, “Worse Fears” is for those who appreciate more melancholic delights. Music that’s got this piano playing in the midst of fog feel to it. While lyrically, it’s more universal as we’ve all been in a similar situation and had to watch as a sleepless night turned into dawn despite our best wishes. So if you are a fan of music that examines a commonality of human nature but does so in an eerily ethereal manner, check out “Worse Fears” from Grey Tower Heights. It’s available now on all major music and streaming sites.
Written by Kendra Beltran