Artist Spotlight: Bauhaus

“The passion of lovers is for death, said she”, croons Bauhaus’ lead singer and front man, Peter Murphy. Sitting here on my bed in 2017, I sigh and wonder how I’m born in the wrong era. When you listen to Bauhaus for the first time, as I am doing right now, Murphy’s voice conveys a certain nostalgia that you immediately connect with, never mind the fact that you probably haven’t even experienced what he’s talking about. Their songs transport you to another time-span, a time without YouTube or auto-tune. Put simply, it is four men coming together and tearing apart their souls, all for the ever-so-worthy cause of music.

Their sound, which can best be described as dark and gloomy, is reminiscent of an era gone past- an era where Goth clubs had begun to emerge, rebels identified their cause with music, and where punk evolved into post-punk.

These rebels wore copious amounts of black, put on eyeliner like it was their religion, and came together to express their violent angst in the rawest form-music.

And how did they do that? They simply put pen to paper, put their chaotic thoughts into words, explored the E-string, and came up with what can only be described as pure musical genius which prompted and pushed forward a musical revolution. Or was it a rebellion?

Here I am, sitting and picking apart each and every song of theirs, and they’re breaking the rules in the simplest ways- their songs are not layers and layers of intricate work, oh no, not at all. It is rather an amalgamation of each instrument lending a touch of sadness and disillusionment to what can eventually be called a masterpiece.

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Makeup geek, writer, and musician from New Delhi, India. Pretty much in a constant mood of casual existential despair, but hey, I’m trying to make the best of it x

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