New Find: August Eve Makes An Auspicious Debut With “Ghost”
Looking for a new dark-pop goddess to worship? Well, August Eve might just fit the bill. The 17-year-old gets it very right on debut single “Ghost” — an eerie piano ballad with a pitch black underbelly. Lana Del Rey is the most obvious — and laziest — comparison to make, but there’s a richness to the newcomer’s voice (and a subtlety to her approach) that sets her apart. Think Ingénue-era K.D. Lang meets Lorde on Xanax, for some idea of what to expect.
August is clearly something of an overachiever. The talented teen was involved in every aspect of “Ghost,” from writing the lyrics to directing the haunting video. She depicts a love story gone horribly wrong with imagery inspired by John William Waterhouse (the final scene) and David Lynch. The visual also reminded me of Peter Weir’s eerie Picnic At Hanging Rock — albeit without the peroid costumes. Watch up top.