First Ghost is sharp. Anton DeLost is the powerhouse behind this project as lead singer, guitarist, and producer. Not to gloss over the other amazing members of this band, there is a solid rhythm section behind these songs that are the glue to the rest of DeLost’s interwoven melodies. From their first album, Real Eyes you can tell that DeLost pushes himself and his guys just as hard as he has any other band. The songwriting is crisp and knows what it is trying to say.
“The Less You Know,” the first single from their upcoming EP Secret Talk shows off everything that I love about this band. Layered vocals, roomy and ethereal guitars, a solid backbone of drums, and a bass that knows when to walk and when to hold back. You can feel some of the spirit that these guys borrow from bands like Jimmy Eat World or American Football and at the same time hear some of the style that DeLost has helped bring to bands like Into It. Over It. and Curses.
Another thing that I love about First Ghost is that they take music and the craft of songwriting seriously but still know how to have a bit of fun. They put out a cover of “Hotline Bling” that, if I had never heard the original, would totally accept as a cheesy original. With a cover like that you can really catch some of DeLost’s songwriting idiosyncrasies that make First Ghost a band to look out for. It’s got the slow build, the dreamy guitars, the calm but emotional vocals, it’s just great.
First Ghost’s Secret Talk will be out April 1st and if you are a band or musician in Canada or the US then definitely check out Anton’s profile on Noise Creators if you’ve liked the sound of Proper by Into It. Over It. or Seaway’s Hoser. DeLost is known to push artists to be the best version of themselves that they can be and will make sure that your album or EP is as “you” as possible.
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