Darkwave Act Vague Allure Debut Shimmering Video for their Melancholic Single “Scratch”

Columbus, Ohio darkwave outfit Vague Allure, comprised of composer D. Kieffer and lyricist/vocalist J. Rose, announces their first single “Scratch” from their debut EP Eclipse. True to the title, Vague Allure conjures a melodic experience of light and shadow within this composition.

Sculpted from a shared interest in 80’s styled post-punk, goth, shoegaze, and synthesizers, the track utilizes vintage-styled drum machines, thundering synth bass-lines, and shimmering, neon-drenched guitar with fiery lyrics of empowerment, mystery, loss, and passion.

The melancholy, wistful song is beautifully illustrated with a glitch-laden video clip directed by Wesley Morris and filmed by Julie Rose. It shows a performance in a retro-futuristic setting, igniting nostalgia yet lingering with trepidation for the future.

Watch the video for “Scratch” below:


“Vague Allure began as a glimmer when I had all but given up on creativity in regards to music,” says Kieffer. “I had sold much of my gear and focused on other expression when the familiar ghosts of my youth came back and I rediscovered my love for chorus-laden dream-like guitar tones. It re-ignited an ember for expression I thought was all but dead. Sometimes the light of inspiration comes in dire dark circumstances.”
Listen to the track and pre-order the album here:
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Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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