Crooked Ghost 4 - photo by Rome Widenhouse
Crooked Ghost four – photo by Rome Widenhouse

Asheville, NC-primarily based melancholic post-punks Crooked Ghost present their new single ‘Black Rainbow’ full with a clever hearty video – actually, frontman Ray Lark appears to be confined to a heart chamber as his personal heart gets poked and prodded.

“Black Rainbow is a bittersweet song about mental illness and suicide. It sounds vibrant, but if you appear a tiny closer, the darkness peers via. It is a song that implies a lot to me personally, and I hope it can shine a tiny bit of light on a dark and taboo topic that truly is not discussed adequate. The video has a ‘dark Ray’ who is skewering ‘light Ray’ who is trapped inside his personal heart, desperately attempting to communicate with the band via electronic devices. I’m truly satisfied with how this video turned out, Rome and every person involved did a stunning job,” says Ray Lark

Rome Widenhouse, who filmed and directed this video, elaborates: “The video for Black Rainbow explores the partnership of spiritual and material elements of the self. Frequently indulgence in impulsive vices comes expense of the spiritual self. These we surround ourselves with deliver us with guidance they think to be beneficial, but is tiny much more than revisiting of their personal wounds and dysfunction. Black Rainbow describes the plea for aid, lost in translation”.

This is the second taste from Crooked Ghost’s forthcoming album ‘Colors Bleed’. It comes fresh on the heels of the very first single ‘Sinew in Red’. The Smiths, Suede, The Remedy, Muse, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Gun Club, early R.E.M. Whilst the vocals somewhat recall Robert Smith and Prefab Sprout right here, the general sound appears closer to The Smiths in distinct for this track, in particular with the format of enjoyable upbeat instrumentation with also seemingly satisfied vocals but a depression-laden thematic.

‘Colors Bleed’ is the third release from Asheville, North Carolina-primarily based collective, following on the heels of their ‘Skeleton House’ album, released in February 2019 on restricted edition 12″ colored vinyl. These 4 new songs see the Ghosts moving in a much more colorful path. The songs are larger and brighter than these just before, with dreamy melodies, and some of Crooked Ghost’s most sincere lyrics to date.

This EP was recorded in Black Mountain, NC by longtime buddy and producer Edward Madill. It was mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio. The songs on this EP itself was inspired by mental illness and the struggles of expanding up LGBTQ in a not-so-accepting planet.

Formed in 2013 by Ray Lark, Crooked Ghost was initially a channel for leftover songs that didn’t appear to match in any of the other bands he was involved in, but immediately became the focal point of Ray’s inventive power. These days Crooked Ghost is Ray Lark (guitar, vocals), Chris Saldin (bass), Alex Cannon (keyboard), Jon Wyatt (drums) and Charles Reed (guitar) and Alex Cannon (keyboards).

The band released their debut LP ‘Strange Burial Rituals’ in March 2017. With two distinct halves (the very first is lighter, the second darker), the album plays out like a story, or rather, two opposite stories that are intertwined. Their most current videos are for ‘Roadkill’ and ‘Sleepwalker’.

‘Colors Bleed’ EP will be released on September 20 on restricted edition CD via the band’s personal imprint, and will be out there digitally across platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.  It can currently be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.

1. Black Rainbow
two. Sinew In Red
three. Golden Blue
four. Vibrant White Noise

You really should also get pleasure from the very first single off this EP:

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