News: The Lunar Year share new single ‘Ghost Town’

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Fresh from recent spins on BBC Radio 1’s Future Alternative and following attention from Kerrang!, Euphoria, United By Pop and more, The Lunar Year have shared their brand-new single “Ghost Town” – listen here – while teasing even more music. 

Based between the UK and Croatia, vocalist, guitarist, and bassist Connor Ball [The Vamps] and drummer Sasa Macek [Cheat Codes] have an incredible sense of reinvention when it comes to pop-punk. “Ghost Town” is a shining example of this – it’s an unstoppable and biting track concerned with moving on after a break-up. 

“Ghost Town is one of the most upbeat songs that we’ve done to date.” Connor says, “It’s about how when you’re no longer with someone nothing that you do can ever feel the same. I was going over to LA to write the second half of the album and had not long broken up with my ex-girlfriend so the feeling was very fresh in my mind. I didn’t want to do the standard love song lyric and so I came up with the ‘Ghost Town’ concept whilst on the plane over. The lyric ‘now you’re not around, this city is a ghost town’ really captures the whole essence of the song for me. I also love how the verses are so different to the chorus’ – the verses are super isolated with that programmed type drum beat so when the chorus opens up with full live drums it feels like the payoff you’ve been waiting for.”

Earlier this year, The Lunar Year announced their return with their previous single, “Hey! Wait!”, which  was written in Los Angeles with blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and GRAMMY®-nominated producer Matt Malpass [blink-182, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Nas X]. High energy from the start, Connor’s introspective opening declaration sets the tone for “Hey! Wait!” as a distorted melody overlays accompanying riffs and heart-beat-like hip-hop percussion, making way for an incredible chorus and subsequent twists and turns. “Hey Wait” arrived with visuals from The Lunar Year’s UK headline tour last year – watch here.

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