Los Angeles synthwave/goth/new wave project Cuffed, aka Tyler “Fournames” Fortney, has revealed his new single “Deceiver“.
Diving deep into a realm of his own creation, the native Angeleno combines elements of Depeche Mode, Killing Joke and Sisters of Mercy, processing these lifelong influences through his own lifetime of creation and sonic exploration.
CUFFED’s music is more than just a blend of haunting melodies and pulsating synths; it’s a form of therapy for this 20-year music veteran and first-time solo artist. Having spent his career working with notable artists The Neighbourhood, She Wants Revenge, Daniel Ash, Mark Hoppus, and Scarypoolparty among others, Fortney felt it was time to channel his inner demons into something raw and real.
With his current series of releases, CUFFED invites you to step into a world where nostalgia meets innovation, and where music is more than just a series of notes – it’s an emotional journey, as he navigates the shadows of LA’s underbelly, one synth-laden track at a time.
“Deceiver”, another chapter in the story that began with Cuffed’s debut single “Possessed”, delves further into the psyche of one who needs to feel owned in body and in spirit.
The track is out today, July 12th via eclectic LA record label DUNE ALTAR. Buy it here and stream it below.