COLD*WORDS is a Melbourne-based alternative rock artist.
The solo moniker of alternative rock artist Regan Hughes, COLD*WORDS came to be after Regan's former band – Melbourne metallers Left For Wolves – called it a day back in 2016.
After a change of tack that saw him undertake a creative move towards melodic songwriting with his solo material, COLD*WORDS crafts honest and raw alt-rock examinations with lyrics that confront issues related to alienation, depression and anxiety.
His newest release is 'Kill Me, Please?'. The song's focus on mental anguish and the associated struggles maintaining a healthy state of mind despite internal conflicts is a universal theme many will relate to.
Yet, despite the dark, morbid subject matter, the sonic palette of 'Kill Me, Please?' provides contrasting aural shades that paint a hopeful tone; you get the feeling COLD*WORDS purely wants you to feel what he feels just for a moment in time.
"The song is one of contrast, which is apparent from the moment the track starts," COLD*WORDS says. "The intro features layers of melodic chiming guitars, a polar opposite to the gloomy title of the song."
Ahead of the song's release tomorrow (30 September), scenestr is stoked to premiere the music video for 'Kill Me, Please?' today. Enjoy.
Filled with visual religious connotations the video depicts COLD*WORDS in a church, with additional footage of a priest and parishioner adding to the good vs bad atmosphere that runs throughout the lyrics of 'Kill Me, Please?'.
"Usually when I write a song, I make a full instrumental track before I even start thinking about the vocals," adds Regan.
"'Kill Me, Please?' is different in that respect, as I had the lyrics for the chorus in my head for a few weeks before I'd written any of the music."