GHOST IRIS new album talks pessimism but serves as an outlet for frustration especially after the world suffered an overwhelming year thanks to the pandemic.
The Danish metalcore band released their latest album Comatose May 7 via Long Branch Records.
The records first single featured Paper Tiger, followed by Desert Dread and Cold Sweat.
Vocalist Jesper joined The Roman Show this week to talk about the lyrics behind the music.
“We wrote “Comatose” right before the pandemic, but it was recorded during the pandemic,” he said. “The lyrics are inspired by it but other subjects also and how I view the world.”
A LOOK INTO JESPER'S MIND
Band members also include Nicklas, guitars and bass, Peter, bass and guitars and Sebastian on the drums.
Pessimism and how Jesper views the world is what motivated the lyrics to the album.
“It is pessimistic,” he said. “I found heavy metal as an outlet for frustration and anger. It is tearing at your soul and heart. It is about people doing you wrong. I describe it as a window into my mind and how I am pissed. I get out through my lyrics.”
Desert Dread was a heavily listened single. Jesper said it was motivated by a cult in the United States.
“The new single is how I view the cult that shows ritualistic suicide,” he said. “The cult is Heaven’s Gate. They were notorious back then. I studied them a lot and saw them so strange. I found they are normal people. They are not that different.”
Moreover, Jesper also talks about other musical tastes and what role it plays into their music.
“We all have quiet an eclectic taste we listen to all music, but I like Bjork,” he said. “I think his music is unique nothing I have ever heard, and we like a lot of 80’s pop and rock. We are huge fans of the synth wave sounds made in the 80’s, the whole cyber punk type of feel.”