“POPESTAR” by Ghost
Written by: Miguel
If you were looking for something new and different from Ghost B.C., then your wish has been granted. Ghost has released their new EP titled “Popestar” which features four covers and a brand new song. This EP is considered as an extension for their third full length album, “Meliora”, but can it live up to the expectations?
“Square Hammer” is not the traditional Ghost sound but it gives us soothing vocals with a memorable melody. Offering catchy riffs and rhythms, this song gives that older rock sound that will bring back that nostalgia.
“Nocturnal Me”, originally performed by Echo & The Bunnymen, took on a heavier approach but that's to be expected.
Ghost took out the electronic sounds in their cover for “ I Believe” and added organs to give it a unique and chilling atmospheric feel.
Like, “Nocturnal Me”, Ghost B.C. turned “Missionary Man” into a heavier song. There wasn’t anything that stood out, but it is a great cover nonetheless.
“Bible” will make you say “WOW” when you first play it. Papa Emeritus’ voice is filled with so much power and emotion and the accompanying instruments made it even better. Even though the song is twice as long compared to an average song, it keeps you hooked right from the start till the very end.
“Square Hammer” and Bible” were my personal favorites and Ghost did an excellent job with this EP. “Popestar” gets a 9 out of 10. While it may just be cover songs, it still gives us something refreshing from Ghost. You can pick up “Popestar” digitally or in the form of a CD/Vinyl at a local music retailer!