It’s not often that an artist is daring enough to drop dual singles. Typically, only seasoned veterans of the industry are ambitious enough to do so. However, Lilac Haze has dove headfirst into her music release. Not only did she drop double singles, but she debuted with them.
Lovers of hypnotic pop (not to be confused with hyperpop which is quite the opposite) are going to love these songs. Lilac Haze — also known as Katrina Swift — is classically trained. Honestly, if you ask us, classical training is so missed in music today. Understanding compositions and techniques on a deeper level creates music that has a focused and poised quality. In this case, Lilac Haze‘s control over her gentle voice allows the music to have a distinct sound.
Double releases are certainly intentional… (Believe it or not, there was a method to Ed Sheeran’s dual drop of “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” in 2017). So, as you listen through Lilac Haze’s new songs, be sure to listen in a way that ties the two together. If you’re like us and love to pick apart at all of the little details and nuances, that’s how you’re going to get the best experience.
You’ll do this naturally, though, so don’t stress. The music and instrumentals of one song flow flawlessly into the next. The soft elements of blues and a bit more pungent influences of soft modern pop are what make these songs something comforting to listen to. It feels like you’re falling into a clear world with a clear message. Lilac Haze created this moment for self-reflection.
“I felt unsure and lost in my new surroundings. It’s a reflection of the loss of innocence as we mature… a farewell to your old self,” she says about “The Ghost I Once Knew.”
Now, for her namesake song, “Lilac Haze,” things were a little different. This one “is a song written for anyone who has been affected by loved ones lost to Alzheimer’s and Dementia.”
These two different songs are tied together by their true and raw emotions nested into the writing. Between strong imagery and personal touches, these songs are for those who want to get lost in their own thoughts… in their own life-reflection.