Today, we've teamed up with Ghost Light—featuring guitarists/singers Tom Hamilton and Raina Mullen, pianist Holly Bowling, bassist Steve Lyons and drummer Scotty Zwang—to premiere their new single, "Don't Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear." You can check it out below.
The song is the second single from the band's forthcoming debut album, Best Kept Secrets. Set for a March 22 release, you can preorder the album right here.
“I had the framework of this song demoed out about five or six years ago when I was getting back into two things: listening to Brian Jonestown Massacre, and smoking pot," Hamilton told Guitar Player. "I think you can cover the feel, guitar tones, and tempo shifts all within those two activities.
"I didn’t really understand the song then so I put it away, but when I rediscovered it as I was pulling ideas for this album I knew exactly what to do with it. The juxtaposition of tones was important. Sloppy fuzzed out electric guitars and then like a light switch, it’s lush and precise 12-stringed acoustic guitars. The tempo shifts. The male, then female voices. It’s tells a story, sonically.”
“When Tom and I were putting together the guitarmony bit at the end, I wanted it to feel like a plane going in for a rough landing, and I think we nailed it," Mullen added. "It’s turbulent and gritty and it’s fun to play.”
Ghost Light are set to begin an American tour in two weeks' time. You can check out their full itinerary below.
For more info, point your browser over to ghostlightband.com.
Ghost Light Spring Tour 2019 Dates:
Mar 20: Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Mar 21: Milwaukee, WI - Colectivo
Mar 22: St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Mar 23: Chicago, IL - Chop Shop
Mar 25: Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Mar 27: Frisco, CO - 10 Mile Music Hall
Mar 28: Crested Butte, CO - Center for the Arts
Mar 29: Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Mar 30: Denver, CO - Cervantes
Apr 2: Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
Apr 4: Austin, TX - Antone’s
Apr 5: Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Company
Apr 6: Houston, TX - Last Concert Café
Apr 9: Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge
Apr 10: St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
Apr 11: Columbus, OH - Woodlands Tavern
Apr 12: Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Apr 13: Cincinnati, OH - Madison Live
Apr 16: Nashville, TN - Basement East
Apr 17: Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall
Apr 18: Charleston, SC - Pour House
Apr 19: Atlanta, GA - Terminal West (SweetWater 420 Fest Late-Night)
Apr 20: Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
April 27: New Orleans, LA - Republic NOLA (JazzFest Late-Night)
May 10: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl