This post was originally published in November 2018.
A big pop presence to the vocal mix and a clean electric guitar sound lead us through the door of consciousness, to a sleepy land of melodic flat-picking and washy drums. Behind the veil of curiosity and concern is the genuine question: how disconnected are we from ourselves?
Now, more than ever, we need to look at what our motivations are for doing what we do, and for how and when we look the other way. There is no getting off this ride; we’re going to have to figure out how to get along:
“There is no easy way out of here
we got to keep pushing
against the fear”— Ghosts Of Social Networks
A soaring high baritone and an elegant production sense bring together different textures like a Leslie, some extended delay effects, and a room-sound drum kit to create consistently new combinations; along with a dense arrangement we are left with a multifaceted gem that inspires multiple repeat inspection.
Manchester artist Ghosts of Social Networks takes inspiration from new wave artists such as The Cure and Bauhaus, as well as contemporary artists like Nick Cave and The National. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.