Monday, January 28, 2019

Illicit Ghost - Parties By Myself

After wowing us last year with her debut single, "Drunk And Alone" as well as her cover of Pink Floyd's "Money", Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, producer and violinist Illicit Ghost is back to present us with her latest offering called "Parties By Myself." Co-written and co-produced in collaboration with Elliot Jacobson (Vérité, Kaye and Amy Guess), "Parties by Myself" is Illicit Ghost's boldest statement to date. In this head-nodding anti-social anthem, Ghost combines a remarkably raw vocal performance, dirty bass, hip hop machine drums and ominous synths with her signature aggressive violin sound.

"'Parties by Myself' 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."

Inspiration for the song came from an unlikely place. "I used to listen to Third Eye Blind's 'Semi-Charmed Life' constantly when I was 12," explains Illicit Ghost. "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."

Listen to "Parties By Myself" below.

"Parties By Myself" is available now on iTunes.

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