After the release of their single The Girls in October, described by AnalogueTrash as having a “bewitching blend of 80s and current pop influences”, synth pop duo Magdalena Bay return with Ghost. “We wanted to try something new when we started writing Ghost” explains the band. “We had just finished a string of really bubblegum pop songs. Then, this spooky beat came out of nowhere. The song is darker than our previous releases– but it’s still fun and totally dancy. To us, Ghost is what would happen if Britney Spears and MGMT collaborated on a track. The lyrics are inspired by the iconic 80’s film Mr. Vampire, which Mica had just watched in a Chinese film class. The story of a ghost seductress taking over a man’s life really resonated with us.”
Following the success of recent singles Neon and Waking Up, Magdalena Bay have an arsenal of finished music that they plan on unleashing on the world now that they’re settled in LA. Ghost is the second of these to be released, and is sure to show listeners a new side to the band who write and produce all of their music from their home studio.
Ghost is released digitally via AWAL on November 16th.