The third single in the Retrograde Single Series spotlights songs with a more fluid sense of harmony.
In his junior year of high school, Eponymous 4’s Greg Bueno wrote a pop music requiem mass heavily influenced by Enya and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The only part of the work to be recorded as a demo was the Offertorium. The rest of the requiem has since been scrapped, but the Offertorium was reworked as “The Dreaming End”.
During college, Greg was a big Anne Rice fan, and “I’m the Shadow” took more than a few cues from The Witching Hour. At the time, Greg couldn’t quite capture what he wanted to do melodically and shelved the song. He gave it another stab 20 years later to come up with the recording on this release.