Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from Love Ghost. Veneno was released on May 26 and for fans of grunge/ alt rock – this is one for you!
We’ve been consistently impressed with Love Ghost here at the Send Me Your Ears studio. This young, up-and-coming band are crossing boundaries, collaborating, singing in several different languages, and all in all making a real name for themselves. They are, as we think we’ve mentioned before, clearly extremely ambitious and driven, and it shows in the quality of everything they bring to the table. The music, the promotional material and the accompanying videos are always of high quality and the band seem to be touring consistently across continents. Their future successes feel almost inevitable.
Veneno is the collaboration between Mexican artist Blnko’s “contenido emo-kawaii” and Los Angeles artist Love Ghost’s “emo trap rock” styles. The lyrics by Love Ghost’s Finnegan Bell and Blnko are sung in Spanish and English.
Veneno builds beautifully at the beginning with filtered sounds, before exploding into an emo/rock track which takes on a half-time feel. The grungey guitars carry the track and the angst-laden vocals are just perfect to grab the listener’s attention. We loved the layered vocals – especially the octave vocals in the pre-chorus, and the subtle and distant shouty vocals in the background of the chorus add a superb quality. The screamo vocals in the background at times are done to perfection.
The rise and fall in this track keeps the listener occupied and engaged, and the drops back to just electric guitar work very well – as do the complete stops. Love Ghost’s drummer, as always, has some interesting rhythms to throw at the audience and the intricacies took our breath away on several occasions.
A stinger ending is the perfect way to complete this emo/alt-rock song, leaving the listener crying out for more – the song is just inside 2 and a half minutes long.
Ideas from our ears
A small boost around 60Hz would increase the thump of the kick drum and a cut at 110Hz could help balance out the bass guitar which is peaking slightly in this area. A wider boost around 4kHz could increase the overall presence in the track as well as bringing out some brighter aspects of the driven guitars. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.
Love Ghost – like them, follow them, add them to your playlist. They will not disappoint. A class act with a promising future.