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INTERVIEW: Ghost Again

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Pretty great! Thanks!

Can you talk to us more about your single “Les Enfants Terribles”?

I think that track is one of the most fun songs we have to play live. It’s just nonstop energy and it usually gets me going. I think lyrically, it’s a very down to earth and relatable song so it’s easy to understand.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Yeah, it’s kind of still based around the whole theme of the record. So it’s a more literally and aggressive expression of loss and struggle to find where you belong and the people in your life that aren’t who you thought they were.

Any plans to release a video for this or any of the singles?

Well we’ve already released a video for Les Enfants Terribles. We’re also currently planning a shoot for another one of the songs off the EP.

The single comes off your new EP The Closest Thing To Closure – what’s the story behind the title?

I think it’s a pretty literal title. The EP goes over a lot of lyrical themes that have been part of my life for the past year, so for me, writing these songs was closure on a lot of things. So it was fitting.

How was the recording and writing process?

Great! A bit strenuous. We didn’t take a full 2 week block of studio time or anything though and instead recorded on the weekends and drove to the studio every night after work which got to be a bit stressful and tiring but we made it through and it was still a really enjoyable process.

What was it like to work with Phillip Wilson and how did that relationship develop?

I’ve been playing music with Phillip for a couple years now and we really wanted to go with someone that we wouldn’t feel nervous or uncomfortable around, or anyone that would try to push their hands into our art. We simply wanted to just record our songs.

How much did he get to influence the album?

Not much really. We came in knowing exactly how we wanted each song to go. We don’t really do any writing in studio, we usually have all the songs perfectly planned before hand. So his influence on the writing specifically was minimal. However, there were a couple parts here and there where he would have an idea to try with an effect or guitar line and we would give it a shot and end up wanting to keep it.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Most of the tracks are based around myself dealing with religion, loss, learning to be comfortable with myself, and coming to terms with my life and who I am. I think those topics just naturally flowed into the lyrics.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’re doing shows all over NC and the surrounding states right now and hoping to be able to get out as much as possible this summer!

What else is happening next in Ghosts Again’s world?

Just trying to play as much as possible and already writing new music so hopefully we can be releasing stuff again as soon as possible!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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