A swirl of indie pop and post-punk with a devilish alchemy that summons both blues and beats, South Florida-based sibling-fronted teen outfit THE HAUNT wouldn’t be out of place at Vivienne Westwood’s late seventies London boutique; a new wave countdown on MTV’s 120 Minutes; baking in the sun at the Vans Warped Tour; or a dystopian dance club in space.
As part of a concept-based trilogy of singles based on otherworldly influences, THE HAUNT follow the release of their ominous debut track “Why Are You So Cold” as they unveil a new pop-oriented melodic single, “Cigarettes & Feelings.”
Co-written with Christian Medice (LovelyTheBand, P!NK, Hillary Duff), the track’s music video was inspired by French New Wave films, especially Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculin Féminin.
“Cigarettes & Feelings” features a bizarre love-triangle between 16-year old front-woman Anastasia, Alfonzo–an alien she’s befriended–and a handsome new love interest. ANASTASIA explains, “As I begin to fall in love with the new man, Alfonzo becomes more and more jealous, eventually leading him to accept defeat and wallow in his cigarettes and feelings.”