Winnipeg, Canada-based duo GHOST TWIN releases single "Blue Sunshine". The new single is the third to be released from forthcoming album Love Songs for End Times.
About the single, band singer Karen Asmundson writes, “While this track was written pre-pandemic, and reflected our feelings about how world events were progressing, it feels especially timely right now. Blue Sunshine is a love song for the planet earth from the point of view of the human race as it’s repentant abuser. It’s a nihilist pop anthem for a world on fire. The perspective of the lyrics is essentially, "well we've destroyed everything to the point of no return, I guess let's just try to make the best of our current reality instead of wallowing in regret.” It feels on the surface like an upbeat and cheerful song, but it is actually one of the darkest songs we’ve ever written."
About the new album:
Four years after Ghost Twin’s debut for Artoffact Records, the Winnipeg, Canada-based duo returns with Love Songs for End Times, an album that promises to bring some much needed cathartic release through a prism of pop hooks, romantic ballads, heavy anthems and club stompers.
Ghost Twin explores the darkness of nostalgia on the new album, due out on Artoffact on June 4th, an approach that signals a turning point for the band. Karen and Jaimz Asmundson, longtime artistic collaborators and husband-and-wife, take turns crooning fatalistic lyrics as elements of 80s synthpop, Industrial, German Techno, French House, and a knack for writing earworms, competing for your attention.
“While our music has always been extremely personal, in the past we’ve hidden our meanings behind a veil of esoteric symbolism - but with this release we’ve put our hearts on a platter,” says Jaimz.
The new album is familiar baroque territory for fans of the band’s debut, but things are simpler on Love Songs for End Times, perhaps simple because these times really are apocalyptic; perhaps simpler because these times call for a revolt against the decadence of the baroque. Either way, the results are spectacular, evoking the light touch of contemporaries Boy Harsher, the knack for melodious synth hooks a la VNV Nation, and the irresistible back-and-forth of The Human League’s “Don't You Want Me.”
Love Songs for End Times is available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats on June 4th.
An exclusive video for the track is also premiered Friday on Post-Punk.com!