Love Ghost - '10 Questions Music Interview'
Love Ghost is an L.A based rock band. Their new single "Let It All Burn" can be found on the official Spotify "New Noise" playlist, the Apple Music official "Breaking Hard Rock" and "Fresh Blood" playlists, and many, many others.
"There’s something cruelly superior about “Let It All Burn” and Love Ghost, a piercing edginess replete with vast primitive power. Love Ghost is a band to keep an eye on." - Rawckus Magazine
The band consists of Finnegan Bell (guitar and lead vocals), Ryan Stevens (bass and background vocals), Samson Young (drums and background vocals), Nicky Renard (guitar) and Cory Batchler (keyboards). They are currently working on a new album with legendary producer Danny Saber (The Rolling Stones, U2, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, etc.). In 2019 they toured Ireland (playing Whelan’s, Crane Lane and Roisin Dubh-amongst others), Japan (11 shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto), and were one of the mainstage bands at Festivalfff in Ambato, Ecuador. Love Ghost has won numerous awards including Best Alternative Rock Band (Hollywood Music in Media Award), The Jean Luc Goddard Award (a yearly award from Cult Critic Magazine), and awards from over 30 film festivals around the world for their music videos. The band has opened for Buckcherry, Berlin, Smash Mouth, The Young Dubliners, The Tubes, Fuel, and Irish singer/songwriter Mundy.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
Listening to Nevermind by Nirvana when I was 7 years old, I couldn't really quite put it into words but Kurt Cobain grew to be my childhood hero.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
We played a festival in Ecuador and there was two stages, when we first started playing there was 100 people, but then throughout our first song, a wall of people came over the hill and there was about 5000 fans rocking to our music. Shout out Ecuador, we love you.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Getting on an official playlists, playing international shows, having people DM me telling me I got them through their father passing away. There's been some great moments but this is just the beginning.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Songwriting is something that I believe you have to be tapped into other worldly aspects, It's very spiritual and intuitive. There's no wrong way to go about it, that's what I like about it.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The biggest challenge facing indie artists today is building an engaged fan base.
Question 6: I'd share the stage with smashing pumpkins, because Billy got me through my middle school years. Or I'd share it with City Morgue, because I love their music and statement as artists.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I'd share the stage with smashing pumpkins, because Billy got me through my middle school years. Or I'd share it with City Morgue, because I love their music and statement as artists.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
We try to rehearse as much as possible, sometimes we'll rehearse for five hours, discussing our next moves, breaking down what we can change and improve, mapping out how our show will be. We also go over the songs again and again, until there can't be any mistakes.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it! I'm not sure, song writing usually comes pretty easy to me, sometimes it's hard to sing certain lyrics because they're so personal to me.
What's coming up in the future? We have an album ready to be released, and we will be dropping songs all throughout 2020!!!
Tell us where fans can access your music?
Visit Love Ghost's Website.
Available on Apple Music
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