Joy Division meets The Walker Brothers in Holy Boy’s new track
Location: Los Angeles
FFO: Joy Division, All Tvvins
Label: Native Habitat
Holy Boy is the musical moniker of LA-based, Norwegian-born alternative pop singer-songwriter Helene Alexandra Jaeger, releasing a cold, haunting rendition of the classic 1966 hit song by The Walker Brothers, ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’. With icy Solina synth strings and doom-laden, primal drums throughout, Holy Boy’s version of this famed track brings to mind the forbidding chill of Joy Division’s “Atmosphere” and New Order’s 1981 debut “Movement”. All in all, a monumental and sorrowful rendition.
“Where I come from in Norway, the sun almost disappears in winter. This song really embodies the coldness that comes from everything turning shadowy and blue. When there’s no sunlight, no warmth.”