Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Spooky songs from the Harp Twins for Halloween

I'm continuing my celebration of spooky season with music from Camille and Kennerly, the Harp Twins. I'm working backwards from their most recent video, BITTEN (Original Vampire Song) Harp Twins.

BITTEN is the first song release from our new spooky supernatural ORIGINAL album 'Twin Destinies'...

Be sure to also pre-order the companion horror fantasy novel by New York Times Bestselling author, Debbie ViguiƩ!!...

Book & album teaser:
When their great-grandmother Kaia, a world-famous harpist, dies, two sisters find themselves the heirs to twin harps, an ancient book of music, and a legacy that stretches back centuries.
That looks like an ambitious project.

Last year's Halloween video, FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) - Harp Twins (Camille and Kennerly), fits the duo's history of covering songs from movies, television, and video games.

“Fright Night” – the theme from the 1985 comedy horror cult classic! We had a blast arranging this spooktacular song for electric harps and voices! For our video location, we found the perfect haunted house in the woods at Haunted Overload in Lee, New Hampshire!
I'm glad I embarked on this project so that I could watch and listen to this song.

Two years ago, the duo uploaded DEATH WALTZ - Original Song - Harp Twins, Camille and Kennerly - Electric Harp for Halloween.

A Harp Twins original song! “Death Waltz” is one of our favorite original songs to date and we knew it would be the perfect music video to release near Halloween this year! We wrote “Death Waltz” this past January while Kennerly was incredibly sick from a nasty bug she and mom caught during our concert performance trip to Las Vegas over the New Year. But we had a deadline we made for ourselves to finish our ICEBORN all-original album, so Kennerly continued to work with Camille on this song. So we guess that the result of writing an original song while Kennerly was feeling deathly ill was “Death Waltz”. We hope that the eerie macabre feeling will be the perfect addition to your spooky season, and beyond!
Welcome to art as a response to near tragedy.

Now the earliest song of theirs I found tied to Halloween, The Hearse Song (The Worms Crawl In) - Harp Twins - Electric Harp, Camille and Kennerly.

The Hearse Song (The Worms Crawl In) is an old children’s song dating back to before World War I. We first heard this song from our mom singing little bits and pieces that she remembered from her childhood. This piqued our interest and we started talking to relatives and doing research on the full lyrics and song origin. Interestingly, we found that there are no “set” lyrics, but only reoccurring words and themes. When telling our grandma about our newest arrangement, we were surprised to learn that she, too, learned a version of The Hearse Song when she was a child, which would have been over 80 years ago!
That's both gross and funny.

I conclude with today's drink, Spirit Cocktails Horrorfest Vampire's Kiss Cocktail.

If you love Vermouth you'll be sure to love this cocktail. For a cocktail that's primary focus is based off a Bloody Mary using tomato juice and Vodka with a bit of spice, the overall flavor is very dry from the Vermouth and Gin flavors. In general this isn't a bad cocktail but tends to have a very dry overpowering flavor with a slightly bitter finish taking away from the tart and tangy tomato juice flavor.

2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
1 tbsp Tequila
1 pinch Salt
2 oz. Tomato Juice

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and serve.
Drink responsibly and stay tuned for more Halloween posts through the end of the month. Trick or treat!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to everyone coming here from Infidel753's Link round-up for 30 October 2022! Thank you for stopping by! Also, thanks to all my German, French, Canadian, and Swedish readers!