Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Allen Tate – AKA San Fermin – have, in recent months, earned themselves considerable attention and coverage in the lead-up to the release of their new EP ‘Your Ghost’, which drops tomorrow, but in the meantime, they’ve one more song from the collection to share with their growing fanbase in the shape of the title track.
The song sees vocalist Tate compare a day with the ghost of a loved one/partner to that of a day with the real-life, and therefore considerably more complicated, version. The guitar riffs are energetic and cheery, while the lyrics serve as both an indictment and celebration of a complex relationship.
Asked about the inspiration for the song, songwriter Ludwig-Leone shares: “I was noticing that when someone’s gone, their absence can take on a life of its own and become a presence in itself. You go through your day thinking about this person, what they would say in certain situations, how they would act. Their absence takes on all these personality traits that are more of a reflection of your feelings about them – and their absence – than the actual person.”
He adds of the EP from which the track is taken: “All three of these songs were an experiment with a new kind of writing style, which is I think the best part of writing an EP… it’s a chance to try things out and tweak your process without the pressure of making a whole body of work. I wrote these songs at the piano, thinking about them in a more bare bones way, like, could these songs be played on any instrument at any tempo and still hold up? I wanted them to have a classic feel, like they could exist in any era and still have resonance.”
Listen to ‘Your Ghost’ – BELOW:
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