Saturday, December 09, 2017
Track Of The Day :: Holy Boy - The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
Words: Ellie Ward
With her full-length album due out next year, Los Angeles-based Norwegian, Helene Alexandra Jaeger - aka Holy Boy - precedes it with single release, 'The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore'.
There's an icy, haunting Scandi approach to Holy Boy’s version of The Walker Brothers track, from the glacial synths and ponderous drums throughout to Jaeger's detached vocal delivery, making for a forbidding version of the 1966 classic.
Jaeger says of the song: “Where I come from in Norway, the sun almost disappears in winter. This song really embodies the coldness that comes from everything turning shadowy and blue. When there’s no sunlight, no warmth.”