Ghost Tries To Emulate Def Leppard Writing In New Album
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Ghost frontman Tobias Forge recently revealed that his band’s latest album Impera was influenced by Def Leppard.
In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Forge shared how he tried to mimic the songwriting approach of the English rock band, saying:
“Going into this record, I thought I would see if I could do it a little more like Def Leppard did it, where every song — especially on Pyromania or Hysteria — starts with one thing, and then there’s a verse, then there’s a pre-chorus that feels like a chorus, and then there’s another pre-chorus and another thing and finally, after like five different sections, comes the chorus, in a completely different key.”
Forge praised Def Leppard’s music adding:
“It’s such a riot! Every song!”
“Even ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ is quite intelligently written. I’m not saying that as a surprise – I think they were great.”
Although, the singer was undeniably wanted his record to sound like Def Leppard’s, the lyrics of Ghost songs had a different concept. Forge explained:
“I tend to culturally prefer a lot of dystopian music and things.
“It sounds like I’m just being a Negative Nelly. I actually do believe that our will to love and build and progress is actually stronger than our will to destroy and hate and vanish. It’s just that we have a hard time understanding how to do it in tandem with others.”
Impera was just released on March, and Forge already revealed that he is working with another Ghost material, he said:
“There are always bits and pieces of paper that I’ve left behind. Little scraps.
“On my phone there are little ideas and stuff that I collect all the time. Everything I’m doing now is for the next record; I have a vague idea what that will be like, and a vague idea of the title and the color scheme.
“This album cycle is going to connect back-to-back on the next one, because now I know that I already have another record in me that I want to make. What happens after that, I can’t say.”
Ghost just recently wrapped up their North American tour and will be heading to U.K. and run several European shows.