‘Parties by Myself’ by Illicit Ghost

Meet this Brooklyn-New York-based artist, producer, violinist and songwriter, Illicit Ghost who is charging into 2019 with her latest single “Parties by Myself”, her boldest statement to date, releasing today, on January 28. In this head-nodding anti-social anthem, “Parties by Myself”, Ghost combines a remarkably raw vocal performance, dirty bass, hip hop machine drums and ominous synths with her signature aggressive violin sound. This tune is simply about not trying to fit in, not taking shit from anyone and doing what makes you happy,” says Illicit Ghost. “I think the new year is perfect timing for this message.”

The hard-hitting chorus made “Parties by Myself” an instant crowd pleaser since Ghost began performing the song last year. “The production ended up like a mix of Tove Lo with the openness of Vivaldi’s ‘La Primavera,’ and the vocals are a little bit like Lou Reed when he sings ‘Vicious.’”
Inspiration for the song came from an unlikely place. Illicit Ghost explains, “I used to listen to Third Eye Blind’s ‘Semi-Charmed Life’ constantly when I was 12. I had a Third Eye Blind cassette that I was not allowed to listen to because it was about sex and drugs. But I loved that song so much that I got a small tape player and listened underneath my covers each night. At the time I didn’t understand what it was about at all, but I liked the feeling I got from it. I felt free. I wanted to make something that captured the same feeling.”
Ghost first appeared on the scene in 2018 with the deeply personal and empowering single “Drunk and Alone”. It is a sultry pop with such strong and deep lyrics, making for a sad-drunk millennial anthem that’s both painfully relatable and stunningly raw, hailed by The Girls at the Rock Show as “hauntingly beautiful,” “dark and poetic” by The New Nine, “refreshing” by When The Horn Blows and “music with substance that carries an unstoppable feeling” by NXTSTYLE. Illicit Ghost then flexed her production chops for us in her completely re-imagined cover of Pink Floyd’s (original version from 1973) “Money,” revealing: “My music has a lot of different sides to it. I’d also like people to get a better sense of my productions, as I did this one on my own.”
Illicit Ghost looks forward to a prolific and active year in 2019, with more music and regular live performances in store. You can listen to Illicit Ghost here on Spotify  . You can also follow her on social media here: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Website
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Written by agirlwithlatte

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