‘Oh, Set Me Free!’: Gracie Moses Releases ‘Night Terrors’

It’s Halloweekend. So, naturally, we need to celebrate with something seasonally appropriate.

Gracie Moses is here to deliver. Her new single, “Night Terrors,” is an autobiographical tale about the bad dreams she gets and how scary they can be. The Boston native — who now resides in Nashville — wrote the song to relate to anyone whose invasive thoughts haunt them, from time to time.

“This song came about as a reaction to the night terrors I get at night and how invasive they are,” Moses said. “I was angry at them and wanted to write a song that portrayed this, and showed how badly I wanted them to leave. I wanted it to be guitar driven, while still highlighting a pop vocal that shone throughout the song.”

Indeed, Moses’ vocals — with a tone slightly reminiscent of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan — glisten on top of a bright, boppy indie rock instrumental that, despite the subject matter, offers hope to anyone struggling with intrusive emotions of their own. This sense of optimism grows as the song progresses, all the way through Moses’ repeated coda of “Oh, set me free,” which bursts forth like the first ray of sunlight after a dark, lonely night.

Set yourself free from those invasive dreams, and check out “Night Terrors” below!


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