FM Premiere: GHOSTS OF OUR FORMER SELVES’ NOW WE’RE TALKING

"I was agonising about whether total openness is the way to fix things and also lamenting the loss of the unspoken magic that we sometimes have with someone."
23 July 2021

GOOFS get personal with new soulful-pop release 

By Vee D

Ghosts Of Our Former Selves are addressing the trouble people often face with opening up in relationships in new single Now We’re Talking. Based on the idea of couple’s therapy, the lyrics challenge the concept of total openness and honesty.  

An expression of the band’s love of classic songwriting, Now We’re Talking is more pop-leaning than much of their previous work, with influences from both the early ’80s (The Police, Don Henley, Steve Winwood) and also contemporary synth/guitar artists like The War On Drugs. 

The London three-piece are no strangers to musical experimentation. United through a love of song-writing and soul music, the creative trio has never been afraid to push the boundaries of their sound.

About the track, lead singer Theo Brehony reveals:  “In terms of the subject matter, it came out of therapy – I was agonising about whether total openness is the way to fix things and also lamenting the loss of the unspoken magic that we sometimes have with someone. We wanted to write a classic sounding, tightly structured song and we changed our sound a little – we were listening to a lot of Police records and we used picked electric guitar with syncopated drums on the verses especially with them in mind.”

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