The Sad Boy Project is a young and aspiring songwriter and upcoming producer from Vienna – born in Germany and raised in Switzerland, Germany and France. The project’s latest song, “Demons” was written in Vienna during a rough patch in The Sad Boy Project’s life, battling manic depression. It was recorded and produced by himself and sung by another singer from Vienna. “Demons” is the first single of an EP that is going to be released later this year. Currently The Sad Boy Project is working on a music video that is going to be online in a few weeks from now.
There are a few songs that could keep you interested season after season, year after year. It’s always quite difficult to find out which it will be or how they manage to do so. I guess it is all about leaving mysteries, about exceeding boundaries, ands not sticking to trendy formulas. These songs seem to have something you don’t quite understand, and still don’t after hundreds of listenings. No matter how many times you’ve read the lyrics or heard the music.
“Demons” is one of these fantastic songs. You will always come back to it, no matter where you’re taken. It’s an unexplored home of extremely sad, forlorn beauty, and brave, creative musicianship. A timeless masterpiece that in future will not show which decade it was made in.
One of The Sad Boy Project’s greatness is the subtle interplay of sounds and voice that have a great simplicity, yet makes a strong emotional impact. The Sad Boy Project goes beyond the personal and taps into a well of universal feeling overlaid with impressionistic washes of sound and color and occasional moments of soulful abandon, especially in the high-ranging vocals.
The profoundness of The Sad Boy Project’s lyrics are already easily captured within the first two verses of the song:
Force to shut down all the ugly
I wish the errors would be gone
Not to pick up where I left of
Not to mention what I’ve done
I want you to mute the silence
Crawl out of my skin
Rewind to a place of comfort
Like a movie scene
You’re touch becomes invasion
My thoughts are like a flood
Intensely thought-provoking, at times depressing and disturbingly nostalgic, and yet extremely beautiful, “Demons” is a song that penetrates deep into the consciousness and leaves its mark, but despite the depth of feeling, it is never too maudlin or overly sentimental.