Friday, September 16, 2022

Mightmare - "Enemy"

Photo by Jillian Clark

Mightmare, Sarah Shook's dark pop/indie rock project, has a new single we can check out. As with previous singles, "Enemy" is a complete change of musical direction that we're used to from Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. This is a dark and brooding song that somehow still ends up being more than a little bit pop. There's an interesting 90's alt-rock goes goth and modern alt-pop vibe with "Enemy." We've been huge fans of the Disarmers and everything they've put out, and while this is completely different it's great to see an artist like Sarah Shook branch out into an entirely new sound, especially when it's this great.

Sarah Shook says of their new song:

“When I started working on ‘Enemy’ I was thinking about how people can be so vindictive during breakups and how pointless it is. It got me wondering if a breakup somehow triggers something deeper in us psychologically, like a fundamental fear of being forgotten or something.  And by the time I finished it I was missing all my childhood friends and all the people I've lost along the way.”

You can watch the video for "Enemy" below. Cruel Liars is due out October 14 on Kill Rock Stars. The album can be pre-saved/pre-ordered here. For more on Mightmare, check out the project's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

October 19 – Charlotte, NC – Snug HarborOctober 20 – Atlanta, GA – 529October 21 – Greenville, SC – Radio RoomOctober 22 – Nashville, TN – The BasementOctober 23 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot LightOctober 24 – Columbus, OH – Rumba CaféOctober 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club CaféOctober 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Southgate House RevivalOctober 28 – Urbana, IL – Rose Bowl TavernOctober 29 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus ClubOctober 30 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

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