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LISTEN: James Hyland, “Ghost”

Apr 8, 2020

LISTEN: James Hyland,

Artist: James Hyland
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Song: “Ghost”
Album: Western
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Label: James Hyland Music

In Their Words: “‘Ghost’ is about how strong the past can influence our emotions that drive us to make the decisions that shape our future. This song is about writing and creating songs that my dead heroes would enjoy. I imagine they’re in the room with me as I’m writing and if the line isn’t good enough for the imaginary people there in my room, how could I possibly keep it and play it for the people who are alive? Every couplet counts. The character in the song is haunted by their dead heroes, whose unwritten songs manifest in the writings of the one they influence.” — James Hyland


Photo credit: Ty Hudgins

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