• Caroline De Lobel

Sounds | Ghost, Twenties


De zweedse band Ghost gunt ons nog een derde nummer voor ze hun nieuwe album Impera op ons los laten. Na de eerste stevige voorloper Hunter's Moon, kwam het griezelige Call Me Little Sunshine . Maar nu krijgen we een meer catchy, unieke sound in het Ghost repertoire. Toch wel hard uitkijken naar het volledige album!


Impera komt uit op 11 maart 2022 via Loma Vista Recordings


Luister ook naar Call Me Little Sunshine


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With its messianic promises of reigns of pennies and piles of moolah set to an appropriately manic musical backdrop, the unrelenting and propulsive “Twenties” stands in stark contrast to its Pre-IMPERA predecessor, the eerily hypnotic “Call Me Little Sunshine.” In fact, the apocalyptically prophetic vibe of “Twenties” — particularly its lyrical relevance to to historical events unfolding on the world stage (however incidental) — render the song utterly unique in the Ghost canon.


Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace — and also featuring the Active Rock #1 radio single “Hunter’s Moon” — IMPERA finds Ghost transported literally centuries forward from the Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018 Best Rock Album GRAMMY nominee Prequelle. The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of IMPERA’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.

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