Haunter are back with “GO”, a candy-coated banger that snaps you out of self-pity. “GO” kicks you into high gear to leave toxic dynamics and set your own boundaries.
From the opening bars, Enoma Asowata and Mike Ray’s harmonic treble rumble from silent stasis to energetic action. When Lucy LeNoir’s voice pierces the instrumental intro, we’re rolling towards the heart of Haunter’s sound.
As they describe it, “music is akin to love and its ability to connect and heal people through shared experience.” Who can’t relate to struggling to leave the things that no longer serve us?
In the first verse, LeNoir’s voice whips in with reflection, “I blame myself for staying in this place so long.” She finishes the thought with, “Time is up. Let’s face it.” It’s an admonition to acknowledge failure and use it to spur your next pursuits.
The bridge and outro both promise those pursuits will be brighter. And while these sections are raucous and soaring, Mark Schroeder’s bass keeps us grounded. We’re released from the past, but we can’t forget why we’re creating new boundaries. The ending is only a new beginning that we get to dictate.
Stream “GO” below.
Ben is an advertising Madman who spends his days with words and music. When he’s not writing for his supper, he’s eating it at some of NYC’s most interesting restaurants.