Today, the debut EP from Arizona’s John O’Callaghan releases worldwide via 8123. Best known as the frontman of alternative rock band The Maine, O’Callaghan has also released music under his side project Eagles In Drag. Outside of crafting lyrics for his band for the past nine years, O’Callaghan has been known for his poetry. 2011 saw the release of his first poetry project – Exaltation – a work for which he partnered with photographer Dirk Mai. John the Ghost fuses his poetic talent and musical prowess under this new moniker.
The first release from this project is Sincerely, John The Ghost, a unique collection of over sixty pieces of prose poetry paired with six original musical compositions. The release takes form both physically and digitally – as a book and EP. Written and recorded in O’Callaghan’s bedroom, Sincerely, John The Ghost chronicles the past two years inside his scattered brain. O’Callaghan states, “the purpose of this project is not only a form of catharsis by letting go of lingering ideas, but also an opportunity to potentially inspire others to express themselves in whatever ways make them feel alive.”