Long week? Have no fear–Ghost Light is here to groove you into the weekend with the release of their second single set to appear on their forthcoming debut album, Best Kept Secrets. The new song is titled, “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear”, and follows the previously-shared “Best Kept Secret”, which arrived with the album’s announcement last month.
With “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear”, the five-piece rock band once again showcases their knack for matching catchy melodies with the collective power of all their instruments for a fun 5:38-minute listening experience.
The song opens up with authority, as the fuzz of Tom Hamilton‘s guitar dances along with an opening solo while a communal chant of “Hey!” is heard in the background to get the energy going right out the gate. The song quickly takes a turn at the 0:38-second mark, when Hamilton trades his overdrive pedal for the warmth of an acoustic 12-string, only to come in with the opening lines of the first verse shortly thereafter.
Guitarist Raina Mullen is also heard joining in on the fun in helping out with lead vocal duties during the second verse, and providing some excellent harmonic contrast alongside Hamilton during the choruses.
The band’s two guitarists added a few thoughts on their new single to go with the song’s premiere on Thursday.
“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 said with yesterday’s song premiere via Guitar Player. “I think you can cover the feel, guitar tones, and tempo shifts all within those two activities.”
Hamilton also added, “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 tells a story, sonically.”
Mullen also chimed in on mentioning what kind of sounds she had in mind for how the two guitarists should mesh their sounds for their latest recording, stating, “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.”
The band will have plenty of chances to play their new original material live when they head on our their spring 2019 tour starting later this month with a show in Des Moines, IA on March 20th. Tickets for the upcoming concert run are on sale now, and can be purchased here.
“Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear” is now available for streaming and digital download on major digital music platforms. Fans can check out the Spotify player below to stream the new tune.
Best Kept Secrets is scheduled to arrive on March 22nd.
Fans heading down to New Orleans during this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival can catch Ghost Light performing a late-night show on Saturday, April 27th (technically early-morning on April 28th) at Republic NOLA. The Ghost Light late-night will immediately follow Tom Hamilton‘s performance with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Mardi Gras World.
Tickets for Ghost Light’s New Orleans late-night during Jazz Fest are available here.