MATT JACQUES’ ‘Back to Haunt You’ – A Supernatural Love Ballad

Published on 6 November 2022 at 15:39

Words: Max Bradfield


Friday saw singer songwriter Matt Jacques bring forth his latest material. ‘Back To Haunt You’ is yet another top reflection of this emerging UK artist. This one follows his debut tune ‘Bandit Town’ and adds to a wave of acclaim that has seen presence on BBC Radio Manchester and impressive support slots.


This sophomore single admittedly treads the “line between sinister and sexy” and emerging before the Halloween weekend, would’ve surely slotted into many indie influenced party playlists. ‘Back to Haunt You’ is the epitome of lo-fi indie – soothing and acoustic in nature. Colloquial charm shimmers through in lyrics like ‘kick the bucket’ as the narrative talks of haunting its partner after death. Jacques opened about his spooky release:


I wrote the lyrics, following a light-hearted but morbid conversation with my partner about who will die first when we're old. Nobody wants to be the heartbroken one left behind, right? 

It's a promise from one lover to another, that they will be back to haunt them when the death knell rings (in the nicest possible way). In A Woman in Black, there are scenes where said spirit abruptly appears in the corner of the room, much to the horror of the other characters, priests are consulted and all that, but imagine if she'd just come back to get laid and she was just vastly misinterpreted. This song is basically that. It treads the line between sexy and sinister. A Halloween Rom-com.” ‘Back to Haunt You’ is a supernatural love ballad, for those who feel "til death do us part" is just not quite long enough, effectively.


As said, it adds to an ever-growing repertoire as others become more and more aware of the singer songwriter. On the 30th of October, just two days after this one’s release, Jacques was supporting Nick Harper in Manchester. 


After this, and his previous release – the well-received ‘Bandit Town’, there’s no reason not to keep an ear out for Matt Jacques’ next releases.