Last month Ghost revealed they were getting ready to release a new EP after they finish touring this July. In a new interview, a Nameless Ghoul has shared plenty more details about not only the new covers EP, but also the band’s next album, the follow-up to last year’s Grammy-winning Meliora.
The Nameless Ghoul explained that this new EP will be like their If You Have Ghost EP, in that it will be comprised of covers as opposed to original material. The new release will also prepare fans for Ghost’s next full-length album and the new sounds and styles it will introduce. As he explained to No Brown M&Ms:
Doing this covers EP is a little bit recreational in a way. It’s also a good way for us to incorporate elements.
If you hear the EP, don’t think that, “Oh, the next album is gonna sound exactly like this,” but that is a good way for us to sneak in elements. You might hear a synth sound like this on the next record, but not as evident.
We’re not doing the same thing this time, but we’re doing something else in order to get people to feel comfortable with the direction of the next album.
Ghost’s still-unnamed EP will be out this fall. Soon the band should be announcing the tracklisting and what unexpected covers fans will get to enjoy. After hearing their 2013 covers – including songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army Of Lovers, and Depeche Mode – it will be exciting to hear the diverse songs Ghost chooses to recreate this time. It will also be interesting to learn what new musical directions the band plans to go in for their next full album.
While we wait for more info on the songs, be sure to listen to Ghost’s latest album, Meliora. It launched the singles “Cirice” and “From The Pinnacle To The Pit,” and has done well on radio. The band is definitely on the rise, and deservedly so. Keep checking back here for all the latest Ghost music news.