Haunting dream pop duo, SPELLES have released their dark, soaring new single, “Holy Hells” today. Celebrating the personal transformation and transcending dissonant forces that consume us, the track is a sophisticated blend of indie pop and blues/gospel influences that combine to create a deeply affecting and spiritual composition. Listen to it now below.
With their haunting and cinematic sonic landscapes paired with dynamic and soulful vocals, the duo, made up of songwriters and instrumentalists Kathryn Baar and Luc Laurent, have written and produced a powerful and soul-drenched anthem that echoes their love of stoic philosophy and the art of perseverance. With lyrics such as, “In the kingdom of my ruin I made peace. From a dead land grew an Eden for all to see,” and “It was the highs that saved me, lows they made me,” “Holy Hells” is a stunning celebration of growth.
SPELLES broke out in 2014 after their unreleased song “Bird in a Cage” was placed on the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars. Since then they’ve released two EP’s: SPELLES andSkeleton Coast I, and multiple singles. They’ve also had the good fortune of getting their songs placed on numerous shows such as Good Girls, Big Sky, Charmed, and NancyDrew as well as on a TV promo for ABC. Baar co-wrote a song in 2022 with Jordan Frye called “Let It Out” that landed an HBO promo. She also lent her vocals and writing skills to the song “Fly” by The Avener and vocals to “Fade Away” by Claptone, the latter of which was initiated via a personal email by legendary producer Stuart Price (Madonna). SPELLES has also performed live in Los Angeles on the same bill as LP, Dorothy, Cannons, Skott and Nia.