Ghostly Kisses fascinates with ‘Crimson’

"It aims to be a broader reflection and claim on individual rights and freedom, also echoing events such as the tragic death of Mahsa Amini and the Iranian protest movement for women's freedom”
20 March 2024

And teases ‘Darkroom’ album amid headline tour reveal

Led by Margaux Sauvé and Louis-Étienne Santais, Ghostly Kisses fascinates listeners with their latest single, Crimson, teasing their forthcoming album, Darkroom, scheduled for release on May 17th, 2024 via Akira Records. This release comes on the heels of the exciting announcement of a headline tour across the UK, EU, and North America.

Collaborating with renowned producer Oli Bayton, Ghostly Kisses once again delivers a spellbinding track layered with depth and substance. Margaux Sauvé’s captivating vocals delve into themes of individual rights and freedom, resonating in today’s world. Set against a dreamy backdrop with orchestral elements, Crimson teases the sound of their upcoming album.

Margaux Sauvé shared insights into the inspiration behind Crimson, revealing its profound connection to real-life struggles for freedom and equality. Crimson by Ghostly Kisses reflects the struggles against societal constraints, echoing real-life events like Mahsa Amini’s tragic death and the Iranian women’s freedom movement. The song serves as a powerful medium for expression and solidarity, amplifying the voices of the silenced.

Sauvé said: ”Crimson holds a special place for us within Darkroom, primarily due to the emotional depth of the themes it explores. Through the Box of Secrets, we received numerous revealing confessions of homosexuality, and the challenges individuals face in expressing or living their love due to familial or societal constraints. Crimson aims to be a broader reflection and claim on individual rights and freedom, also echoing events such as the tragic death of Mahsa Amini and the Iranian protest movement for women’s freedom.”

“I know it’s not us, I know it’s not us, I know it’s not us to flee and hush

I know it’s not us, I know it’s not us, they bruise they crush, they kill the love instead”

Margaux Sauvé added: “This passage vividly captures the intensity of their emotions – the profound anger, the deep-seated pain, and an unwavering resolve to persist in the fight for their rights and freedoms. Being the most lyrically intense song of the album, we wanted to couple that with the most intense musical production as well. The verses are sung by one voice, but as the message comes “I know it’s not us”, it’s progressively joined by more and more voices as a metaphor of how a movement starts. Through Crimson, we hope to offer a powerful medium to amplify the voices of those who are silenced.”

As Ghostly Kisses embarks on their headline tour, anticipation for Darkroom continues to build. With previous releases like Keep It Real making waves on Flux FM in Germany and On & Off climbing Spotify’s Viral 50 charts in Saudi, the band’s global influence is undeniable.

European Tour

Apr 02 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik

Apr 03 – Cologne, Germany @ Jaki

Apr 05 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Rust

Apr 06 – Oslo, Norway @ Blå

Apr 07 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn

Apr 10 – Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtspeicher

Apr 11 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club

Apr 12 – Warsaw, Poland @ Hybrydy

Apr 13 – Prague, Czech Republic @ NOD

Apr 14 – Vienna, Austria @ B72

Apr 17 – Munich, Germany @ Kranhalle

Apr 18 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F

Apr 19 – Milan, Italy @ Magnolia

Apr 20 – Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv Club

Apr 23 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie

Apr 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Tolhuis

Apr 26 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Lantarenvenster

Apr 28 – Antwerp, Belgium @ TRIX

May 01 – London, England @ Islington Assembly Hall

May 02 – Salford, England @ The White Hotel

May 03 – Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

May 04 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland @ The Workmans Club

North America Tour

May 23 – Montreal, QC @ Church of the Gesu

May 24 – Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW

May 25 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell

May 29 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939

May 30 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

May 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust

Juen 01 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

June 04 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village

June 05 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

June 07 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

June 08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

June 11 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

June 12 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

June 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar

  June 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo