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, responsible for crafting iconic records for the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa, Lizzo and more. When they aren’t writing smashes for the living, they are creating a year-round supply of hook-filled ghoulish pop bops to shake and wake the dead and undead, alike. With their mantra ‘Spooky Never Sleeps’, their music showcases the power of spooky to lift the spirits all year long culminating in an annual album of brand new, original Halloween music featuring a who’s who of hymns, hits and horror..
LVCRFT was formed by the multi-faceted trio Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Lil Punkin’), most notably responsible for crafting Beyonce’s GRAMMY-Award Winning “Halo” and Rihanna’s Worldwide #1 “SOS” — Amanda “MNDR” Warner (DeepKutz), the Electro-Pop pioneer who brought us Mark Ronson’s hit “Bang Bang Bang” and Flume’s “Like Water” from the GRAMMY-Award Winning album Skin — and GRAMMY-Award Winning record producer Peter Wade (Norman Crates).
Rounding out the crypt of yearly paranormal players are Bonnie McKee (Evil McQueen), Venice Music recording artist Sarah Barrios (Scary Ana Grande), R&B-upstart Romell (DejaVudu) and veteran award-winning music producer Justin Gray (Count Trackula).
Their debut album (2019) launched the Halloween hit “Skeleton Sam” and was touted by GQ as “a clear ancestor of iconic Halloween hits like ‘The Monster Mash’ & ‘Thriller!’” Rave reviews followed with Glamour, Hollywood Life & more. The album yielded paranormal partnerships with Tik Tok, Splice and Netflix, most notably for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3, “Straight To Hell”.
The Sequel followed (2020), prompting Paper Magazine to proclaim, “This musical coven of hitmakers wrote a perfect Halloween album”, and LVCRFT continued to surprise & delight with additional EPs, remixes, zombie-exercise workout videos, VHS-style throwback content, voice messages from the Reaper himself and murderous merch galore. In addition to the back-for-more creepy core members, the LVCRFT graveyard expanded to welcome a new cohort of creepy collaborators transformed right before your eyes for The Sequel: Kat Dahlia (Devil Dahlia), Bonnie McKee (Evil McQueen), Uffie (Uffie The Vampire Slayer), ZZ Ward (ZZycho Ward), Sarah Hudson (Olivia Demon Spawn), Morgan McMichaels (Morgan McMyKill Meyers), Jarina DeMarco (Jarina the Teenage Bruja), Lao Ra (Lao Llorona) and Har Mar Superstar (Scar Mar Superscare) in addition to iconic horror legends of TV and Film, The Legendary Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) and The Iconic John Kassir (The Cryptkeeper). As they continued to build their spooky empire and unmatched reputation, the ghoulish gang found new partnerships with Netflix (Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween), Amazon Prime (Anna Paquin’s Flack) and Freeform’s annual 31 Nights of Halloween, witch-crafting the theme song, LVCRFT’s very own cover of “Spooky Scary Skeletons.”
Their 3rd album, The Return (2021) featured a guestlist of bloodthirsty talent, including Jake Miller (Jake Killer), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet)(Soylent Greenwald), Madilyn Bailey (Madame Bizarre), Xavier Goodman (X-Man), Kailee Morgue (Kailee Morgue), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa’s “Levitating”)(Olivia Demon Spawn) and The Gatekeeper from the legendary Wu-Tang-adjacent horror-rap outfit, The Gravediggaz, among others. A first single lead the way on Friday the 13th, of August, followed by a partnership with Spirit Halloween stores nationwide, another collaboration with Freeform for their 31 Nights Of Halloween’s theme song, an immersive experience with iconic-LA immersive theatre outfit JFI Productions, and their annual show CREEP, various DJ sets and Halloween-inspired performances and livestreams throughout the spooky SZN, and much more to further cement LVCRFT’s stake in cult horror-pop music.
For LVCRFT, Spooky Never Sleeps!