In 2018, Berlin-based singer-songwriter Cloudy June decided to leave as the lead singer of her death metal band and embark on her journey as a solo artist.
That year she released her debut EP which amassed over 30,000 streams on Spotify within a few months.
The success of her EP spurred her on to take control of her own destiny to become an internationally renowned popstar.
Following impressive shows at SO36 to Elpphilharmonie in Berlin along with praise of German radio stations this year, Cloudy June is definitely building the reputation needed to fulfil her dreams.
Although Cloudy June has transitioned to the more in trend pop sound, her heavy/death metal roots still plays a part in her music and this can heard in her new single “High Waist To Hell”, which is dark pop anthem that will get you dancing with it’s infectious hook.
Check out our interview with Cloudy June about “High Waist To Hell” and listen to the awesome song below.
ABOUT “HIGH WAIST TO HELL”
Cloudy June: “High Waist to Hell” is a song about obsession. In this case, it’s about being obsessed with a woman, who is so charming that she casts a spell on everyone she meets until they completely lose their minds.
INSPIRATION FOR “HIGH WAIST TO HELL”
Cloudy June: I was in the studio for my previous single “Somewhere in Between Us” when I came up with the idea for the title “High Waist to Hell”, which is obviously a homage to AC/DC. A few days later I brought the idea into a writing session and we started working around it.
CREATIVE PROCESS FOR “HIGH WAIST TO HELL”
Cloudy June: Our goal was to create a song that sounds fresh and modern but still has a dark Rock ‘n’ Roll vibe to it. So we began to experiment with different sounds and guitars and eventually finished the first demo after a day. When I decided that I wanted to release “High Waist to Hell” as a single we went over the whole thing again, to make the song sound even darker. We re-recorded the vocals, made them more powerful and used some more raw sounds for the drums. We also added a second part to the hook which didn’t exist in the original version. All in all it was a fun process and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
FEELING OF “HIGH WAIST TO HELL”
Cloudy June: It honestly just makes me wanna dance. I think that it’s a fun & sexy song and I would be happy to see people just having a good time listening to it.
BEST OCCASION TO PLAY “HIGH WAIST TO HELL”
Cloudy June: Probably when you just bought a new pair of high waist jeans and are totally feeling yourself.
FUTURE PROJECT THAT “HIGH WAIST TO HELL” WILL BE ON
Cloudy June: We are constantly working on new songs and my plan is to release an EP later this year. “High Waist To Hell” is definitely gonna be on it, together with some new songs that are currently in the making. So stay tuned!
Listen to and enjoy the new single below!