Don’t Believe In Ghosts’ New Album Will Make Believers Of Audiences

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Independent pop rock band Don’t Believe in Ghosts has been building excitement for its new album Solutions quite a bit since last year.  Things started in a slow boil a little more than a year ago.  Now Friday, things will reach a peak when the band releases that record through Imagen Records/ADA Warner.  The 10-song record has already produced four strong singles in the form of ‘Still Holding On,’ ‘Living Like This,’ ‘The Chase’ and ‘Don’t Wake Me Up.  While those songs are positive additions to the record, they are just some of its high points.  ‘Take You to the Wild,’ another of the album’s featured songs, shows what makes this album appealing.  It will be discussed shortly. ‘Grown Up,’ which comes late in the album’s run, is another strong point in its presentation.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘Still Holding One,’ one of the noted singles, is among the most notable of that group and one more example of what makes the album worth hearing.  All three songs noted are key in their own way to the whole of the album.  When they are considered along with the album’s other noted singles and the rest of its entries, the whole makes Solutions a mostly enjoyable addition to this year’s field of new pop rock records.

Don’t Believe in Ghosts’ forthcoming debut album, Solutions, is a positive new offering from the up-and-coming independent pop rock outfit.  That is proven through its musical and lyrical content collectively.  The singles that the album has already produced serve well to support the noted statements.  They are only a portion of what makes the album worth hearing.  ‘Take You to the Wild’ is another way in which the album shows its strength.  The song’s musical arrangement is in part to thank.  The steady push from the drums and melodies from the keyboard works with the song’s vocals and subtle guitars to give the song a sound and stylistic approach that is comparable to works from Modest Mouse.  One could even argue that the arrangement boasts a sound and stylistic approach that is similar to that of so much pop rock from the late 80s and early 90s.  That is hardly to say it is anything bad. Rather, there is something uniquely infectious in the overall approach and sound here.  It is just part of what makes the song stand out.  The song’s uplifting lyrical content adds to that appeal

The lyrical theme featured in ‘Take You to the Wild’ comes across as being rather celebratory.  It seems here that the song’s subject wants to just take another and make that second person so happy.  This is inferred from the song’s outset as front man Stephen Nathan sings, “A beautiful place/With no decisions/Close your eyes/Remember   the taste of your words…/Have a little/Indecision/Have a little/Before we cry/I want to take you to the wild/Like that…Just like that/Want to run around the world…”  Some of the lyrics are difficult to decipher sans lyrics to reference, but enough can be comprehended that the subject’s excitement and happiness is obvious.  This is someone who is head over heels for someone, or so it would seem.  The inference continues in the song’s second verse as Nathan sings, “Tell me the strangest thing you ever heard/Don’t change a word/We’ll run full on into the cold night/I’ll meet you there.”  From there Nathan and company repeat the chorus.  In the case, the song’s subject just wants to get to know that other person on a deeper, but fun level.  He is trying to make that connection with the other person.  The positive mindset here is echoed well through the equally positive mood in the song’s musical arrangement.  The two items together make it a wonder that this song was not chosen as a single for Solutions.  That aside, it is just one example of what makes the album worth hearing.  ‘Grown Up,’ which comes later in the album’s run, is another example of what makes the album appealing.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Grown Up’ is varies from that of ‘Take You to the Wild’ in terms of it sound and stylistic approach.  Despite that, it still exhibits a clear pop rock style approach.  The arrangement in this song makes it an easy fit for any Top 40 Pop radio programmer’s play list.  That is exhibited through the melodies in the keyboard -heavy composition.  The vocal harmonies and electronics that accompany the keyboards and equally heavy presence of the drums adds to that sense even more.  The whole makes the arrangement overall comparable to music from Imagine Dragons and Twenty-One Pilots.  At the same time, it still presents its own unique identity separate from works from those bands.

The lyrical theme presented in ‘Grown Up’ works well with its musical counterpart to make the song even more interesting.  As the song’s title infers, this song is about making the most of life, not letting the little things control us.  This is inferred right from the song’s opening as Nathan sings about wanting “to take a chance and feel alive” and “deleting a friend,” not giving “a f***.”  He sings in the song’s chorus “Let the sunshine through/You can’t keep it from me.”  This is a full-on optimistic look at life and will certainly resonate with listeners.  Keeping all of this in mind, this song proves in its own way what makes Solutions worth hearing.  Together with ‘Take You to the Wild,’ the album shows that much more why audiences will appreciate its presentation.  They are only a portion of what makes the album worth hearing.  ‘Still Holding On’ which is one of the noted singles from this record, is one more example of what makes Solutions stand out in this year’s field of new pop rock records.

‘Still Holding On’ presents a musical arrangement that will appeal to fans of Fitz and   the Tantrums.  As with the arrangement featured in ‘Take You to the Wild’ the keyboard-driven arrangement here is very poppy with a clear tinge of the pop sound from the late 80s and early 90s.  That influence pairs with a modern pop influence to make the arrangement in whole unique in its own right.  It makes for an interesting juxtaposition to  the song’s lyrical theme, which according to Nathan, is “about the changes and challenges in our lives and how we must still find a purpose and keep going.”

Nathan singing right from the song’s outset about looking back at life while also looking forward, that quote makes even more sense.  That and so much more in this song is certain to connect with listeners in its own fashion.  The overall positive message here pairs with the song’s musical arrangement to make even clearer why it is another of the album’s most notable works.  When the song in whole is considered along with the other songs discussed here and the rest of the album’s songs, no doubt is left that Solutions is a strong first outing for Don’t Believe in Ghosts.

Don’t Believe in Ghosts’ debut album, Solutions, is a strong start for the band.  That is proven through each of the songs examined here.  The songs’ musical arrangements are catchy works that fit well from one to the next on any Top 40 pop radio station’s play list.  The lyrical themes that accompany the songs are just as accessible as the songs’ musical arrangements.  Keeping this in mind, that collective content makes the album in whole a work that will lead any pop and pop rock fan believe in this group and its new album.  Solutions is scheduled for release Friday through Imagen Records/ADA Warner.

More information on Don’t Believe In Ghosts’ new album is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Don’t Believe in Ghosts Debuts ‘Put Your Head Back’ Video

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Don’t Believe in Ghosts debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single, ‘Put Your Head Back‘ Wednesday. Its debut comes less than a week after the band debuted the song by itself.

‘Put Your Head Back’ is one of 11 songs featured in Don’t Believe in Ghosts’ forthcoming album, Solutions, which is scheduled for release May 14 through Imagen Records/ADA Warner. The album also features the already released singles,  ‘Still Holding On,’ ‘Living Like This,’ ‘The Chase‘ and ‘Don’t Wake Me Up.’

The video for the band’s new single features the band members dressed up as a variety of characters, such as a carny, an astronaut, and even the man in the moon as they perform their new single.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Put Your Head Back’ immediately lends itself to songs from the likes of Fitz & The Tantrums, Maroon 5, and Andy Grammer. That is evidenced through the poppy melodies presented through the song’s guitar and keyboard lines, and the vocals. The light, bouncy drums add to that comparison in their own right, too.

According to a statement from front man Steven Nathan, the lyrical theme of ‘Put Your Head Back’ is an uplifting message of optimism.

“This band has always been about seeing the light in the darkness,” said Nathan. “It’s always been about optimism, growth, and lifting people up. There were a few months there where I couldn’t even lift myself up anymore, it became very hard to focus. ‘Put Your Head Back’ is a defiant statement about no longer going down that path and re-aligning who you are and where you are going.”

More information on Don’t Believe In Ghosts’ latest single and contest is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Don’t Believe In Ghosts Launches Guitar Giveaway Contest; Plans New Single Release

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Don’t Believe in Ghosts is giving audiences the chance to win a guitar signed by the band.

The contest is part of a push to promote the band’s forthcoming album, Solutions, which is scheduled for release May 14 through Imagen Records/ADA Warner. Audiences can enter for a chance to win the Fender guitar simply by following the group on Spotify and pre-saving/adding the band’s forthcoming single, ‘Put Your Head Back On’ through Spotify and/or Apple Music.

‘Put Your Head Back On’ is scheduled to make its debut Friday. It is the latest entry from Don’t Believe in Ghosts. The band has released a variety of songs over the past year. Among those songs are: ‘Still Holding On,’ ‘Living Like This,’ ‘The Chase‘ and ‘Don’t Wake Me Up.’ It is unknown as yet if the album will feature the noted songs.

More information on Don’t Believe In Ghosts’ latest single and contest is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Don’t Believe In Ghosts Debuts ‘Still Holding On’ Video

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Don’t Believe in Ghosts debuted the video for its latest single last week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Still Holding On‘ Oct. 2. The premiere came approximately a month after the band debuted the single by itself. the video is a psychedelic style presentation, with front man Steven Nathan having a dream sequence in which he is an astronaut seeing all kinds of things taking place in what comes across as a mental hospital of some sort.

The imagery that is featured in the song’s new video would seem to work with Nathan’s explanation of its lyrical content.

“Since I lost my brother to COVID 19 in April the world has looked and felt incredibly different,” he said. “On top of the truly surreal nightmare this has all been, everything just feels out of place, it’s a hard way to grieve and deal with all else we are dealing with. Still Holding On is about the changes and challenges in our lives how we must still find a purpose and keep going.”

Don’t Believe in Ghosts most recently debuted the video for its single ‘Living Like This‘ in April.  It debuted the single by itself in February.  The song is available to stream and download through SpotifyApple MusicAmazon and Google Play.

‘Living Like This’ was just the latest from Don’t Believe in Ghosts at the time of its release.  The band debuted it single ‘The Chase’ in May 2019.  Its companion video debuted a month later.  That single and video were preceded by the debut of the band’s single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ in February 2019 and its companion video the following month.

More information on Don’t Believe In Ghosts’ latest single and video is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Don’t Believe In Ghosts Sets Celebration For Its New Single’s Debut

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Don’t Believe in Ghosts will celebrate the release of its latest single this weekend with a special event.

The band announced Wednesday, its new single is scheduled for release Friday and that it will celebrate the single’s release with an invite-only ZOOM meeting Sunday.  The meeting will take place through the band’s official Facebook page.  Every fan who pre-saves the band’s new single will receive an invite for the event.

Don’t Believe in Ghosts’ members recently filmed the official video for ‘Still Holding On’ in New York City.  The band will debut the video in coming weeks.

Front man Stephen Nathan said in a recent interview that the song has a personal meaning to him.

“Since I lost my brother to COVID 19 in April the world has looked and felt incredibly different,” he said. “On top of the truly surreal nightmare this has all been, everything just feels out of place, it’s a hard way to grieve and deal with all else we are dealing with. Still Holding On is about the changes and challenges in our lives how we must still find a purpose and keep going.”

Don’t Believe in Ghosts most recently debuted the video for its single ‘Living Like This‘ in April.  It debuted the single by itself in February.  The song is available to stream and download through SpotifyApple MusicAmazon and Google Play.

‘Living Like This’ was just the latest from Don’t Believe in Ghosts at the time of its release.  The band debuted it single ‘The Chase’ in May 2019.  Its companion video debuted a month later.  That single and video were preceded by the debut of the band’s single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ in February 2019 and its companion video the following month.

More information on Don’t Believe In Ghosts’ latest single and video is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

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Don’t Believe in Ghosts Debuts ‘The Chase’ Video

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Pop-rock outfit Don’t Believe in Ghosts debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single ‘The Chase‘ on Tuesday.  The video features the band performing its new single in a dimly lit roller rink style backdrop with some women dancing around the band’s members in their own roller skates at the same time.

The song’s musical arrangement will appeal easily to fans of Maroon 5 and other bands of that ilk, and to a lesser extent, fans of certain pop acts from the 1980s.  Its lyrical theme comes across as presenting a familiar theme of personal relationships.

The debut of Don’t Believe in Ghosts’ new video for ‘The Chase’ comes a month after the band debuted the single by itself, more than two months after the band debuted the video for its first single, ‘Don’t Wake Me Up‘ and more than four months after the band debuted that single.

More information on Don’t Believe in Ghosts is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

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Don’t Believe in Ghosts Debuts New Single

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Don’t Believe in Ghosts officially released its new single this week.

The band debuted its new song ‘The Chase’ in front of a sold out audience at New York City’s Bowery Electric this week, only days after it premiered online.  The facility is located between Joey Ramone Plaza and 3rd Street in the heart of New York City.

The song is available for download now on various platforms to stream and download now here.  Its debut comes approximately three months after the band debuted its most recent single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ via YouTube MusicAmazoniTunes and Spotify.  That song’s video made its debut March 1.

Don’t Believe in Ghosts is scheduled to perform live May 23 at Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets for the concert are available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

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Don’t Believe In Ghosts Premieres ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ Video

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Don’t Believe in Ghosts premiered the video for its new single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up‘ last week.

The band debuted the video, which opens with a cameo guest appearance from famed actor/comedian Gilbert Gottfried (AladdinCyber ChaseProblem Child) on Friday. The video features the band performing its new single in a variety of sound stages, including that of a smart phone that is controlling the band’s movements.

The band premiered the single itself late last month.  It is available now via YouTube MusicAmazoniTunes and Spotify.

The song’s musical arrangement presents a sound that will appeal to fans of acts, such as Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Modest Mouse.  Its lyrical content seems to hint at the topic of relationships.  This is inferred as front man Steve Nathan sings, “You’ve got that something/It’s always been the one thing/That I needed/We’ve got this love/And it’s feeling like the weekend/Can’t you see…something in your eyes/It was a big surprise/That you come with me/Don’t wake me up/I’ve got to dream a little longer/Sometimes I’m feeling it/This feeling’s only getting stronger.”

‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ was mixed by Ken Lewis (X Ambassadors, Eminem, Bruno Mars).  At last report, the song was #2 at retail radio with almost 90,000 spins in its first week.

More information on Don’t Believe in Ghosts’ new single is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

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Don’t Believe In Ghosts Premieres New Single

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Pop rock act Don’t Believe in Ghosts is giving audiences a preview of its forthcoming album.

The band premiered its new single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ this week via YouTube Music, Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.  The song’s musical arrangement presents a sound that will appeal to fans of acts, such as Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Modest Mouse.  Its lyrical content seems to hint at the topic of relationships.  This is inferred as front man Steve Nathan sings, “You’ve got that something/It’s always been the one thing/That I needed/We’ve got this love/And it’s feeling like the weekend/Can’t you see…something in your eyes/It was a big surprise/That you come with me/Don’t wake me up/I’ve got to dream a little longer/Sometimes I’m feeling it/This feeling’s only getting stronger.”

‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ was mixed by Ken Lewis (X Ambassadors, Eminem, Bruno Mars).

More information on Don’t Believe in Ghosts’ new single is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.dontbelieveinghosts.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DBIGhosts

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DBIGhosts

 

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