Graveyardguy wakes the dead with ‘Here Lies Graveyardguy’.

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Graveyardguy wakes the dead with ‘Here Lies Graveyardguy’.

The cover of Graveyardguy's debut mixtape, 'Here Lies Graveyardguy'.

The cover of Graveyardguy's debut mixtape, 'Here Lies Graveyardguy'.

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The cover of Graveyardguy's debut mixtape, 'Here Lies Graveyardguy'.

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The cover of Graveyardguy's debut mixtape, 'Here Lies Graveyardguy'.

Mason Montano, Music Editor

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American singer Graveyardguy makes dark electronic music that incorporates elements of horror and the macabre. He first emerged in October 2016 with his debut EP, Chapel, and later rose to prominence among the underground pop music scene in October 2018 with his hit single “Final Girl”, a collaboration with American singer Slayyyter and the legendary Ayesha Erotica. 

The follow-up singles, “Living Dead Boy” and “Go to Hell”, would earn him even more exposure, and on Halloween day, Graveyardguy released his debut mixtape, Here Lies Graveyardguy, which enlists the help of Ayesha Erotica and American singer and producer BOY SIM for production, the latter of whom’s expertise is showcased on the nasty intro, “RIP”.

Lyrically, Here Lies Graveyardguy uses horror to allude to sexual intimacy. “Living Dead Boy” equates the way Graveyardguy’s lover makes him feel to having been brought back to life via necromancy; another song, “PG-13”, describes the classic movie scenario of a young couple engaging in sexual activity in a dimly lit movie theater; and “Final Girl” pays homage to Wes Craven’s 1996 horror classic, Scream, detailing a hot and heavy struggle between a killer, portrayed by Graveyardguy, and his final victim, portrayed by Slayyyter.

“Go to Hell” strays away from the spooky sexual innuendos, and instead compares Hollywood to Hell, with the only way to get your star on the Walk of Fame being to sell your soul to the Devil himself.

As you’ve probably deduced by now, Graveyardguy is a big fan of horror movies, and just like the majority of horror fans, he is also Queer. Queer undertones can be found on the song “Undertaker” with the lyric, “No I don’t really mind if its girls or its guys / Cause the s**t doesn’t matter / Yeah after you die”. 

Despite being the only notable Queer line, its inclusion is vital because while the majority of horror fans are Queer, very few people associate the horror scene with Queer people, and most horror films offer no accurate Queer representation, erasing the very people who consume the genre.

One of Graveyardguy’s missions as an artist is to be the Queer representation the horror scene is severely lacking in today’s media, and it’s no question that he’s achieving that goal.

Here Lies Graveyardguy is available now across all online and streaming platforms.

Stream Here Lies Graveyardguy on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4MvzmynfyprDarAXBDoGq6?si=vA2fTiI-Sg2VTLfkTFc0lQ 

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Graveyardguy as he appears in the press release photos for ‘Here Lies Graveyardguy’.