Spirit Ghost: "Don't Know Anyone"
by Emily Brower
Spirit Ghost, the pop-garage-surf project initially based outside of Providence, Rhode Island recently relocated to Austin, Texas and have released their newest single “Don’t Know Anyone”.Started in 2012, Alex Whitelaw writes and records all of the music for Spirit Ghost on his own, but performs shows with a live band. With a sound somewhere between Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers, Spirit Ghost combines modern folk rock with bedroom pop in order to create his own distinctly unique sound.
With a vibe similar to that of “Ophelia” by The Lumineers, “Don’t Know Anyone” leads in with a lighthearted tone and folk rock undertones. The lyrics, “Been wasting so much time / Thinking my heart was fine”, are relatable and make you reminisce on all the times in your life when you squandered your thoughts and emotions on the wrong person. The steady drum beat entwined throughout the melody ties together the track and leaves you grasping for more as the final notes fizzle out.
“Don’t Know Anyone” is the perfect single to complement Spirit Ghost’s album, Skeleton Surf Rider, which is being released on May 11th, 2018 and is a strong continuation to Whitelaw’s career. “Don’t Know Anyone” is available on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and other music streaming sites.