What do “Halo,” “Teenage Dream,” “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’,” “Bang Bang Bang,” “Levitating,” “SOS,” “Dynamite” and “Dark Horse” all have in common? They were all written by members of the Halloween obsessed spooky hitmaker collective LVCRFT.
LVCRFT is the sinister spawn of spooky-obsessed hitmakers, united to create a year-round supply of hook-filled creepy pop bops that will keep bones tapping well beyond Halloween. LVCRFT is the brainchild of the multi-faceted trio – Evan “Kidd” Bogart, songwriter/creative executive responsible for Beyonce’s GRAMMY Award winning “Halo” and Rhianna’s worldwide #1 “SOS” – Amanda “MNDR” Warner, the Electro-Pop pioneer who brought us Mark Ronson’s hit “Bang Bang Bang” and Flume’s “Like Water” – GRAMMY Award winning producer, engineer and songwriter Peter Wade whose credits range from Jennifer Lopez, Martin Solveig, Louis The Child and Flume. While LVCRFT maintains anonymity with spooky pseudonyms like Lil Punkin, DeepKutz, Norman Crates, Scary Ana Grande to name a few, their ‘day jobs’ have seen them concoct iconic records for Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Madonna, Lizzo, Charli XCX, Mariah Carey, Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue, Killer Mike, and countless others and have collectively amassed billions and billions of streams.
Over the last 4 years LVCRFT has released 4 albums (over 50 songs) that have garnered praise from the press and sync community. GQ declared them “a clear ancestor of iconic Halloween hits like ‘The Monster Mash’ & ‘Thriller!’” Paper Magazine proclaimed, “This musical coven of hitmakers wrote a perfect Halloween album.”
Their music has yielded paranormal partnerships with the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3 promo, “Straight To Hell”. Netflix- Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween, Amazon Prime – Anna Paquin’s Flack and Freeform’s annual 31 Nights of Halloween (theme song), Spirit Halloween stores nationwide, an immersive experience with iconic-LA immersive theatre outfit JFI Productions (CREEP LA), various DJ sets, Tik Tok, Splice, and livestreams to further cement LVCRFT’s stake in cult horror-pop music.
In 2022 LVCRFT created Scream Warriors, a collaboration with Christopher Young, the composer/orchestrator behind scores for Hellraiser, The Grudge, Pet Semetary, and other classics. Scream Warriors is filled with horror-driven pop, hip-hop, dance, and rock tunes which co-mingle with chill-inducing accents and scary, cinematic interludes. The album was supercharged by the placement of ‘Skeleton Sam’ as the lead track in Hocus Pocus 2 becoming the #8 most Shazam’d song in the country and #68 in the world, 2 songs licensed in the L-Word Halloween special, a 23 night DJ residency at Shaqtoberfest at the Queen Mary (200,000 attendance) and soundtracking Haunt O’Ween (LA, NJ) (250,000 attendance). Nylon declared “their passionately creepy tunes have shaken the industry” and “The record bangs and bristles as tracks oscillate from dark and strobe-y pop numbers that you’d imagine Vampires raging to in a warehouse, to scene-setting, expository cuts full of slithering slicing synths, out of tune piano, and demonic, indecipherable whisperings.”
They say Emo’s Not Dead and Goth’s Never Die so LVCRFT even added a little spooky to Christmas. The antidote to the sticky sweetness of Mariah and the doldrums of the Drummer Boy, LVCRFT finish 2022 with “All I Want for Christmas is BOO.”
2023 kicks off with a dance focused EP for Pride season. The first single, Haute as Hell, arrives on April 28 hoping to be the Hauttest song of the summer! LVCRFT never stops, because, as we’ve been trying to tell you… SPOOKY NEVER SLEEPS.