Ghost Heart debuts their new aggressively charged single, "No Words," part of their upcoming new EP, Elegant Decay: Part 2.
Melodic post-hardcore band Ghost Heart has been in the business of balancing nostalgic harmonies and aggressive moments since the debut of their 2019 EP, Elegant Decay. Ghost Heart follows this tradition with their new single, "No Words," as they have always been eager to push the boundaries of their style and venture into uncharted musical territory. Their heaviest material vocally and instrumentally to date, Ghost Heart still manages to keep their core melodic designs with their sound, but with a powerfully resonating edge.
"The frustration, despair, and sadness that come from understanding that you've alienated the people in your life who you need the most are the themes of the song. Lyrically, the majority of our songs are about various experiences I've had or how I see those experiences from my perspective. The scenario with this song is similar." - Nick
Ghost Heart delicately retains their own blend of lyrics and unfiltered, emotionally intense vocals amid an evident desire to progress. Dealing with themes of frustration, despair, and sadness that come from understanding that you've alienated the people in your life who you need the most, Ghost Heart is showing a side of themselves that is unapologetically vulnerable and fresh. "No Words" is part of a larger project, Elegant Decay: Part 2. Although the new EP doesn't yet have a specific release date, "No Words" is just a fantastically ruthless preview of what's to come this year.
Hey guys, welcome back! Last time we talked, you detailed your 2019 EP, Elegant Decay, and "Acid Wave," back in 2020. You have released a single since then. How do you feel your sound has progressed since then up to this point with your new single, "No Words?"
Since the beginning of the band, we've been experimenting with the harmony and contrast of heavy vs melodic, as well as adding elements that aren't necessarily things we've done before. So, up until this point, we've kind of just continued in doing that, really trying to find that sweet spot for whatever we're working on at the time.
What was the musical direction for your new single, "No Words?" This single feels heavier than your past efforts, vocally and instrumentally. There is a mature sound coming from this new single, especially with your balancing of aggressive and softer elements.
We purposefully chose to aim for a deeper feel this time, and part of that involved giving the heavier parts we've used in the past a little more attention while retaining melodic elements. I find it intriguing to learn how other people perceive our vocal style since, every time someone asks who we are "for fans of," I am at a loss for words. In the past, we've had radically dissimilar responses, some of which have come from bands I'd never anticipated.
Lyrically, where is "No Words" coming from? What made you guys want to go in the creative direction you did narratively for this single?
Nick-The frustration, despair, and sadness that come from understanding that you've alienated the people in your life who you need the most are the themes of the song. Lyrically, the majority of our songs are about various experiences I've had or how I see those experiences from my perspective. The scenario with this song is similar.
Is "No Words" part of a larger project? Can we expect another EP or album at some point?
It is, indeed. The first track from our forthcoming EP, "Elegant Decay Part 2," is called "No Words." Although we don't yet have a release date, it is finished, and we can't wait to start sharing part of it with everyone.
What is next for you guys?
While we are prepping "Elegant Decay Part 2"'s songs for live performances, we are also talking about the next record's direction. I believe we have a solid foundation, so we will likely build on it. When it is complete, I hope people will be eager to hear what we have to say.