The mastermind behind Ghost, Tobias Forge, talks about which song he would play to for a first time listener of the band. Theatrical Swedish rock band Ghost has been amassing a huge following. Ghost creator, Tobias Forge, has one song that he would recommend to anyone who is interested in learning about the band, who has never actually heard their music.
2015’s “Cirice” is that song. Forge explains to Revolver:
“I think ‘Cirice‘ is a good track for that because it sums up a lot of the concepts of the band lyrically and musically. There’s a big handful of metal in there, but also AOR and melody. There’s a sort of androgynous element that I like to try to harness into our songs, and I think ‘Cirice‘ has that ambiguity — it’s meant to sound dangerous. It’s meant to sound double in nature and kind of deceiving. But you can also listen to it as a complete comfort track. At the end of the day, that is what we do — we’re trying to comfort people. We want people to understand that there is hope. Nothing lasts forever — not even bad things. Everything is fluid. I think ‘Cirice‘ captures a lot of that.”
Ghost‘s fifth studio album “Impera” arrives next Friday (11th).