We always love a great progressive rock hit that knows how to deliver stunning guitar riffs and electrifying vocals. Love Ghost comes through with a hit record, “Mr. Blue”. “I say the world is tainted” , the band sings. I interpreted that this record has a deep lyrical connotation hidden behind the intricate melody and ear piercing pitch you can’t help but to love! I also enjoyed how Love Ghost incorporated other styles of music into one solidified rock record. The incorporation of orchestral instruments such as the Violin was a nice and atypical way to deliver a rock hit! The hook was catchy and addicting, “I am Mr. Blue”.
By the second hearing of the hook, I was already singing along Love Ghost and jamming out to the melodic projection from the vocalist. I can hear this song being played daily on local radio stations, in your favorite skater retail outlets, or even simply around the house! It’s such an appealing single where you can place yourself in any setting or environment and as soon as “Mr Blue” plays you become immensely captured inside the music and everything it has to offer. Just like Love Ghost other release “9mm”, “Mr. Blue” is a magnetic force you can’t help but become attached to!
Listen to "Mr. Blue" here and get to know Love Ghost below!
Hey LoveGhost, mind telling us a little bit about how your band formed?
Finn and Mya are the original members, they have been together for 4 years. Ryan has been in the band for 2 and a half years, and Samson has been in for almost a year. So, this line up was formed jaggedly, but we love playing music with each other and it's a great experience.
How did you choose "Love Ghost" as your band name?
At that time the two subjects I thought the most about were love and death- and I wanted the band to be "Love Death" but everyone thought that was stupid. So instead, we became "Love Ghost"
How was your tour in Ireland? What are a few highlights of the tour? Excited to tour Japan?
Ireland is a beautiful country, as a band we had our ups and downs whilst adjusting to our first tour. Overall, it was a great experience. Some highlights from the tour were playing to a couple hundred people in Cork and them being extremely receptive to our music. The band all got tattoos together (except for Ryan, because he's 17) in Belfast and that was really fun. We all plan on getting tattoos for our next tour in Japan, as well! We are beyond excited to be touring in Japan.
Congrats on the release of "Mr. Blue"! What is the meaning behind the single?
Mr blue is actually about depression, and I actually wrote it on a really dark day, a really dark period. I was feeling suicidal at that time. The contrasting funk melody of the song battles the torturing thoughts I was having.
Favorite lyric line from "Mr. Blue"?
"I say the world is tainted, I bid you all adieu, I am Mr. Blue."
What's next for Love Ghost throughout 2019?
We are going to Japan in less than two weeks, in April we are going to Ecuador and playing a music festival there. We are in the midst of recording with the legendary producer Danny Saber, and we can't wait to share those songs with you!
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