Jack Wakeman & The Dreamstriders are back with a cinematic new offering ‘The Witching Hour’. The haunting new single is infused with ethereal post-punk sensibilities which are contrasted by heavy hitting chords and a brooding intensity.
The song opens with three heavy hits signifying 3am, i.e. the witching hour, the time of night in which the veil between worlds is at its thinnest according to pagan mythology, and the time of night when most paranormal activity is recorded. On the surface the new track encapsulates themes of this night-time phenomenon but this serves as a metaphor for the true meaning of the song which is an empowering message of overcoming your fears no matter how dark they might be.
“I’ve learnt to love myself, and I’ve learnt to love the beast… now I must face the night, stop being a coward and even learn to love the witching hour”. – Jack Wakeman
This duality is reflected in the track, which as we mentioned contrasts soft and heavy sounds. While these run alongside each other throughout, the song can actually be split into two halves, the first is dominated by a moody 80’s synth line while the second is carried by light acoustic chords.
‘The Witching Hour’ arrives with an official music video that visualises the enchanting and mystical atmosphere that runs through the track. Check out the video & stream below: