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Nashville’s Haunted Like Human Return With New Single “In The Woods”

A well mixed version of indie rock that’s a little bit folk and a little bit Americana, Haunted Like Human builds upon their solid debut album with “In The Woods” off their forthcoming EP.

Nashville’s Haunted Like Human, comprised of Oregon native Cody Clark (guitar) and Georgia native Dale Chapman (vocals, lyrics), is an eclectic mix of folk, Americana, and indie rock. Composed of stripped down arrangements and smart storytelling, Haunted Like Human’s songs are a multilayered listen that commands your attention and soothes you at the same time.

Haunted Like Human’s 2017 debut LP Ghost Stories boasts a catalogue of well composed songs that cross genres and embody the kind of wide appeal that will pique the interest of fans of a wide variety of acoustic guitar and multi-instrumental music. There’s a little bit of Dylan, some Counting Crows, and even a little Johnny Cash sprinkled throughout the album. Standout tracks like “River (Come Back Up)” even flirt with a little electric guitar riffage. It’s the best track on the album, not just because of the electric guitar, but because of its tempo and composition. It’s well beyond what anyone would define as folk, but it fits right alongside much more folk sounding songs like the excellent “Cold War”. Fellow album stand out track “In a Bad Way” is reminiscent of KT Tunstall’s 2004 breakthrough single “Black Horse and The Cherry Tree.”

Haunted Like Human aren’t resting on their laurels though, they’re preparing to release their next collections of songs this fall, about a year or so since Ghost Stories. The new EP, titled Folklore looks to be slated for an early October release and the first song off the collection, titled “In The Woods” actually tells a ghost story about “two bodies in the woods.” As Dale explains in their Youtube video Story Behind the Song-In The Woods, “The first album was called Ghost Stories so I kind of wanted to just tell a ghost story in a way.” With its uptempo rhythm and strong storytelling, the song feels like it would fit perfectly alongside the songs on their previous release. Its slightly more macabre subject matter is perfectly suited for fall listening, especially as October approaches.

Haunted Like Human are embarking on a short tour supporting Folklore with a string of midwestern/southern dates.   

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Carolina's based writer/journalist Andy Frisk love music, and writing, and when he gets to intermingle the two he feels most alive. Covering concerts and albums by both local and national acts, Andy strives to make the world a better place and prove Gen X really can still save the world.

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