The Future is Dark on Mega Drive’s Thunderous New Single, "Gun Hag"
The master of cybernetic terror is back with a face-melting new track, "Gun Hag." This is Mega Drive at his best, churning out rapid-fire synths and blistering percussion in the darksynth manifestation of futuristic warfare. "Gun Hag" unleashes four and a half minutes of thunderous audio, offering only slight and calculated breaks in the composition as partial protection from the storm. It’s a triumphant return from one of synthwave’s most celebrated and recognized dark artists, and it signals exciting things to come from the forthcoming full-length album.
"Gun Hag" is the lead-off single from Mega Drive’s 199XAD album, a direct sequel to the artist’s celebrated cult classic, 198XAD. The new recording revisits the songwriting and production style of the first while upgrading it with five years worth of skills and creative experience that Mega Drive has gained since then. The result is a detailed and riveting recording that swings from pummeling tracks like "Gun Hag" to glitched-out, atmospheric pieces with a cyberpunk flair that bring to life the imaginative, dystopian world of 199XAD. The full album will be available later this year through FiXT Neon.