Love Ghost - 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. 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.
What got you into music?
The first time I listened to Nevermind, really stuck with me. I was 7 years old, and Kurt Cobain became my childhood hero. In middle school and high school I was pretty much a loner and would listen to rock and hip hop albums in my room, those albums definitely got me through a lot.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
My goal is to inspire people, like how my favorite artists inspired me. I wanna write songs that save people and give them a voice in battling mental illness. The mission statement for me is to be a songwriter that helps millions of people worldwide.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
Being in the recording studio is hella dope, I become super focused and the music just flows outta me, I can spend hours on end, sometimes working into the next morning. I also love the sense of family- Ryan and Samson always bring something awesome to the equation- and our newer members Nicky and Cory are really creative and smart.
As a songwriter or musician, are there any obstacles you have had to overcome or obstacles that you are facing right now in your career?
Yeah, I wasn't someone that was born with extreme talent or a conventional pitch perfect voice, I really just had to grind every day and every night to get to a place where I was confident in my music. I've been writing songs since I was seven years old, now I'm 19 and I can say that the new music we are about to drop is a creation that I am very proud of.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
I really love the community of artists supporting each other and giving love. The underground Soundcloud community is super supportive and I really dig that. Also with the power of the internet and streaming services, a kid like me can write a song in his bedroom, record it somewhere, release it online and then millions of people can hear it.
To date, what do you think your best song is? Can you describe the song for us?
The next one. There are songs of mine that I am very proud of and songs that I'm not as proud of, but I feel like there's room for improvement in all facets of life, so no matter where my music takes me I'm always gonna tell myself that there's more left to do and a lot left to say.
Are you working on any new material right now or what’s in the works for the upcoming year?
We have about 11 songs in the pipeline which we recorded with producer Danny Saber, and we are going to release throughout 2020. We are always writing and working on music.
Tell us where fans can access your music.
Visit our Website.
Watch on YouTube Channel
Available on Apple Music
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