The Ghost Inside have shared the second single from their upcoming, self-titled album, out June 5 via Epitaph. “Pressure Point” puts the band’s melodic aggression to the task of soundtracking the breaking point in tolerating someone’s misdeeds.
“I refuse to be defined by suffering,” vocalist Jonathan Vigil screams near the song’s beginning. What starts as a seemingly positive message gives way to explosive frustration, peaking with the closing breakdown as Vigil hollers “now I have to cut you out like the leech that you are.”
“Almost all TGI songs take the listener on a journey from dark to light or from despair to hope,” explains bassist Jim Riley. “On this record, we made a conscious effort to let individual songs explore different emotions we’ve been experiencing and not force them to have a positive turn. We feel like the album as a whole will give you that hopeful feeling, even though a song like ‘Pressure Point” might not do that by itself.
“Instead we embraced being pissed off and let it pour out through some of the most aggressive and pointed lyrics we’ve ever had. We try to avoid cursing in our songs, but sometimes you’re just so fed up that nothing less than a big loud ‘fuck’ will get the job done.”
The Ghost Inside are slated for release June 5 via Epitaph Records. The band’s fifth album, it will be the first since a tragic bus crash that killed drivers of two vehicles and injured members of the band. The album was produced by Will Putney (Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, The Amity Affliction) and created with longtime friend and collaborator Jeremy McKinnon of A Day To Remember.