Following their long-awaited reunion, today Australian legends,Children Collide unveils“Funeral for a Ghost”. The new single and Beat Club inspired video available via Spinning Top Records and will be featured on their forthcoming fourth studio album. To mark the release, the trio will host an exclusive album preview on Facebook Premiere and Instagram TV on Saturday, September 5th @ 10:00 PM PST.
Directed by Lord Fascinator and filmed by Nico White and Dave Meagher, the visual accompaniment for “Funeral for a Ghost” deftly captures the meteoric onstage chemistry between Mackay, drummer Ryan Caesar and live bassist Chelsea Wheatley, who performs as Chela.
Recorded by Loren Humphrey at Diamond Mine & Stockholm Syndrome in New York City, “Funeral for a Ghost” is doused with propulsive rhythms and explosive energy. “I wrote it on an old Roland loop pedal when I was living in a dungeon in North Melbourne an eon ago,” says frontman/guitarist Johnny Mackay of the track. “I had to open a trap door to get down to my room and you could see where a tunnel had been bricked up on my bedroom wall. I was listening to a lot of Sonic Youth at the time, constantly rotating between Murray St and Confusion is Sex. Listening to it now, the lyrics sound like I wrote them last week about covid conspiracy nuts. Time is a flat circle,” he muses.