Yes, prepare for the arrival of the bad guy on 17th February! “Bad Guy” is the title of Forgotten Gardens brand new single. 

You can hear a clip of it and pre-save it on Spotify (if you so wish) by going here....

“Bad Guy” was described by Ju Arede, editor at Phonograph Me blog, as “Such a great song! I really enjoyed the superb vocals, super cool and real, as well as engaging and full of charisma, as well as the melodic line of the song, multidimensional and full of great details, that really made my day!” 

The song tells the story of a rich, handsome and attractive man whose suave exterior conceals a soul that finds its prime pleasure by “breaking hearts”. His hunting grounds are social gatherings where he draws in new victims with his magnetic charisma and attractiveness. 

The track features a pulsating bass line, energetic drums and finger picked guitar. The dark, melancholic and sensual atmosphere created by these instruments reflects the character of its subject - the bad guy. 

A mellow and cheerful synth contrasts heavily with the darker instruments, providing the song with lighter undertones. Accentuating this, Inês’ vocals project a calm, nonchalant vibe. They embody the role of a detached onlooker by softly narrating the events from an objective perspective. 

Woven together, the mysterious electric strings, the aloof pop-y synth and the serene vocals create a lively Indie song that explores the bad guy archetype through opposing lenses. 

We hope that you will enjoy it!

Forgotten Garden takes you through four stages of a relationship breakdown on their hauntingly beautiful EP Broken Pieces. Covering you in a synth blanket, the band uses haunting lyrics, airy vocals and some rock guitar lines to paint vivid images.” - Claudia Mendes

The Other Side Reviews


Forgotten Garden are an Indie Rock band (duo+guests) with dark/gothic post-punk tendencies. Occasionally they also wander from the path of post-punk righteousness into more acoustic territory. The haunting vocals are provided by Inês whilst Danny plays most of the instruments. Both live in the north of Scotland although Inês originally comes from Portugal. They started working together in 2019.

The Broken Pieces EP that dropped in September 2020 was Forgotten Garden's first release. It contains four tracks based around the theme of a relationship breakdown. On July 23rd 2021 Screamlite Records released a new single by Forgotten Garden entitled “Jessica”. This is a song about the consequences of domestic trauma. It was paired with “Broken Pieces” (Natural Mix) - a re-mix that previously only had very limited availability.

On 6th December 2021 we released the "Christmas Time" single. "Christmas Time" is an alternative, dark acoustic track about how sad memories can come back to haunt us at Christmas.

The music of Forgotten Garden is mostly inspired by post-punk bands such as The Cure and Joy Division and earlier bands like The Doors. Inês's vocals are influenced by some of her favourite artists like Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey, Chelsea Wolfe, Weyes Blood, Kelsey Lu and Warpaint.