Love Ghost is a young, alternative rock band that’s been playing venues in and around the L.A. area for the past three years. What’s even more amazing than a few of the band members still being in high school is the fact that they’ve opened for bands like Buckcherry and Smash Mouth and were recently awarded Best Alternative Band in the 2017 Hollywood Music In Media Awards.
Love Ghost’s first full-length album, Lobotomy is a psychedelic, groove-ridden collective of songs hearkening to the days of grunge, but with a uniquely cool, twenty-first-century vibe. Songs like “This is The Truth,” “Nowhere” and “Parasitical Identity” tastefully capture the youth-ridden angst but with a fresh, deeper sense of maturity.
In addition to the new album, the band is gearing up for its next round of live dates, which includes opening for Fuel at the Canyon Club in Santa Clarita, CA on Friday, Sept. 14.
Love Ghost is Finnegan Bell (vocals/guitar), Mya Greene (viola), Ryan Stevens (bass) and Samson Young (drums).
AXS recently spoke with Bell and Greene about Lobotomy and more in this exclusive new interview.
AXS: How did Love Ghost come together?
Finnegan Bell: It actually started a few years ago. The original lineup included people I had brought together from school and from being a part of the School of Rock. Me and Mya actually met at a jam session and because our parents work in casting together.
AXS: How would you describe the sound of Love Ghost’s album, Lobotomy?
Mya Greene: There are a lot of inspirations but we’re not copycatting anyone. It has its own unique sound.
FB: It’s definitely grunge and hard rock, but there are also elements of classical, pop and even a little bit of psychedelic.
AXS: What’s your songwriting process like?
FB: For me, it usually starts with the melody, instrumentation or guitar part. Then I’ll bring it to the band, who’ll expand on it, and then I’ll write lyrics on top of it.
MG: A lot of the time what happens is that we’ll all get together and have jam sessions where song ideas will come out. Then we’ll come up with our own parts and make suggestions on each other’s parts.
AXS: Let’s discuss a few tracks from Lobotomy, starting with “This Is The Truth.”
FB: I wrote the lyrics for that one. There was a time in my life when I had reached a spiritual plateau and was numb to almost everything. That song is me trying to force myself to be able to find a direction or motivation to get out of an eternal numbness.
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