Ghost releases new dramatic single Twenties
Ghost released a new single, Around twentythe third single from their upcoming fifth studio album Impera.
Ghost boss Tobias Forge tells Metal Hammer that Around twenty is “A Call to Arms.” It could be a very optimistic song about a future where we can grab people by the pussy and screw it all up. So it’s a party track, if you like that kind of stuff.”
With a dramatic orchestral intro giving way to clanking drums and a thundering riff, Around twenty also includes the lines “Listen, you motherfuckers / These Ivy League dopes, they wanna laugh at us / Tell ’em it’s war / And don’t go to war, it’s for dummies,“which may or may not be a reflection on the current state of world politics, but who knows?
“To compare it to other artists, it feels more like Iron Maiden’s concept albums,” Forge says, “like a record that vaguely touches on the concept of pharaohs or time. Powerslave, there are other songs that aren’t technically about pharaohs. Or as on somewhere in timethe songs contain a chronological element. Impera is similar, where songs highlight various things within an empire. I guess you could say they show the cracks inside.
Around twenty follows in the hallowed footsteps of previous singles hunter’s moon – released last September – and call me little sun, which came out at the end of January. Impera will be released on March 11. The band will tour the UK and Europe in April and May, with support from Twin Temple and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats.
Ghost report on the cover of the new issue of metal hammerwhich will go on sale tomorrow in UK stores and online.
Ghost 2022 UK and European Tour
April 9: Manchester AO Arena, UK
April 11: London O2 Arena, UK
April 13: Glasgow OVO Arena, UK
April 15: Birmingham Resorts World Arena, UK
April 17: Rotterdam RTM Stage Ahoy, Netherlands
April 18: Paris Accor Arena, France
April 19: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
April 21: Leipzig Quarterback Immobillen Arena, Germany
April 22: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
April 24: Prague Arena, Czech Republic
April 27: Tampere Nokia Arena, Finland
April 29: Stockholm Avicii Arena, Sweden
April 30: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
01 May: Malmo Arena, Sweden
May 03: Brussels Forest, Belgium
May 05: Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy
07 May: Barcelona Olympic Arena Badalona, Spain
08 May: Madrid Vistalegre Arena, Spain
May 11: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
May 13: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
May 15: Hannover Zag Arena, Germany
May 16: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
May 18: Budapest Arena, Hungary
Tickets are available now.