Even hip hop and pop can get in on the Halloween fun, as this track from superstars Gnarls Barkley shows. While they may be more well known for their pop hits and Cee Lo Green’s work on The Voice; his inflammatory hit song seemingly overshadows the rest of his career, but he’s a guy unafraid to try some weird stuff. Take this song, “Necromancer” from their debut album St. Elsewhere. While most of the album is goofy fun, this third to last track is downright creepy. The fourth word in the song is necrophilia for crying out loud. Danger Mouse does his best to provide Cee Lo with a creepy, loping beat to weave his macabre tale of “sexy suicide” with subtle but incredibly satisfying keyboard fils and other sound effects that enhance the atmosphere of his strange tale. Listen here:
Gnarls Barkley’s “Necromancer”
Sure there is another song on this album titled “The Boogie Monster” but that song is about as creepy as something from Sesame Street in comparison. Still, this was a great album with a lot of sonic experiments that are overshadowed by huge pop hits. It’s always nice when music can be both adventurous and commercially successful. If you want a creepy song that’ll get people’s feet moving at your Halloween party, then this song should definitely make your playlist.
Jarad Matula | Senior Writer