Love Ghost’s latest track, ‘Pulp’, examines an addict’s complicated relationship with God.
Love Ghost is composed of Finnegan Bell (lead vocals, guitar), Ryan Stevens (bass, vocals), Daniel Alcala (guitar, engineer, backing vocals) Cory Batchler (keys, production, backing vocals), and Danielle Gallardo (drums and backing vocals). They all started playing instruments at young ages, eventually coming together and releasing their first track, ‘Friday Afternoon’, in 2016. The group has released dozens since then, in collaboration with artists all over the globe and spanning a wide range of genres.
“The new music that’s coming from Love Ghost is just our storytelling of the things happening in our lives at the moment,” says band frontman Finnegan Bell. “These songs, to me, are really all threaded together by time. We are in an insane period of history, and therefore we are writing some insane music.”
Inspired by Charles Bukowski’s titular novel, ‘Pulp’ is about the relationship between God, goodness, and a drug addict. Bukowski’s novel is tounge-in-cheek, snarky, self-aware, grimy, and meaningful, and Love Ghost’s song is no different. Slower and calmer yet equally powerful as their typical upbeat emo rock tracks, ‘Pulp’ is a cathartic and emotional track, punctuated by expressive rock flows. The music video is gritty, accompanying the song perfectly.
Call it love, call it lust
It’s a chemical
Spill my guts to the judge
God, put me away
Iron bars, velvet cuffs, it’s so criminal
Is it criminal to find a way out my abyss?
…Can we get to heaven ?
I need me my medicine
Fans of Free Throw or Joyce Manor should check out Love Ghost.
Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.
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