Thornhill Debut Buffy-Inspired Atmospheric Belter ‘Arkangel’

Get ready for a hit of 90’s nostalgia with Thornhill‘s latest offering…

Following on from the release of ‘Casanova‘ back in October, the Thorny boys return with their next new single ‘Arkangel’ – an alluring hard rock/atmospheric anthem that was inspred by one of the greatest sci-fi tv shows of the late 90s/2000s – Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

According to guitarist Ethan McCann, the story of it’s conception goes:

“I wanted this song to make you feel the way I felt watching these shows and movies from this period, so I treated it almost like a film score. I found the opening credits to the old Sarah Michelle Gellar ‘Buffy’ series and basically wrote to that opening sequence. The sections of the song move quite rapidly, the root changes three or four times within the first minute which to me is what a band full of teenagers would be doing in their garage. They don’t really know what they’re doing but it feels natural and is such a perfect representation of that era that they are living in.”

Vocalist and lyricist Jacob Charlton added how he leant into Ethan’s instrumentation when crafting the narrative behind the track:

“I usually write lyrics and melodies around the general atmosphere Ethan brings to each track to better bring it forward in the listener and myself, as a lyricist. But this time around with Ethan’s new found method of creating, I decided to change up my work flow and write a bit more like a script or movie narrative to allow for more ambiguous story telling and attitude to come through, rather than just giving up the meaning straight away. ‘Arkangel ‘is an alternate take on the story of ‘Icarus’, discussing the tension between two lovers who become violent with one another as friction builds in their lustful affair.”

Remember the love affair between Buffy and Angel? Oh man… the memories… Give it a spin below!

Stream ‘Arkangelhere

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