GHØSTKID’s music is a headlong dive into darkness and aggression. It aligns on new paradigms: baring its teeth while keeping a sense for catchy melodies.
GHØSTKID is the new namesake of Sebastian “Sushi“ Biesler (formerly Eskimo Callboy) and a conspiracy of friends and likeminded allies who have come to a riot of their own: Steve Joakim (drums) from Sweden as well as Danny Güldener (guitar) and Stanislaw Czywil (bass), both of whom played in To The Rats And Wolves.
Last Friday marks a very special release – in fact, it is two releases of “THIS IS NØT HØLLYWØØD” that is telling a universal story from two perspectives.
“You have money, you have fame, you have power but…
THIS IS NØT HØLLYWØØD. Life is not a show and when all of this is gone you’re just like everybody else.
You can get hurt and lose yourself just like everybody else. THIS IS NØT HØLLYWØØD is an unmasking that shows the ugly side of show business. To be an artist, sometimes means to deal with a lot of problems. You have it all but maybe you’ll have nothing in the end. In the video of the song I’ve tried to symbolize this dilemma to the point. Some say Jesus was the first popstar and you can compare his story to many others. The story has no happy ending. People only see you as some kind of god. They glorify you even when they don’t know you in person. In the beginning you’re the idol and one day there comes the downfall and you end up on a cross! Who can you trust if everybody just wants to see you as a perfect product? Who will you ask for help if everybody just loves the artist and not the person behind the mask? Who will take all your pain and pressure away if you always have to function?
As an artist nobody wants to see your weakness they just want to be entertained! You need a strong mind to shape a world that constantly tries to shape you. Otherwise, you will lose the most important thing…you will lose yourself!”
Both versions of “THIS IS NØT HØLLYWØØD” are taken from GHØSTKID’s self-titled debut album that was co-produced by Phil Sunday and produced by renowned producer Sky van Hoff (Rammstein, Emigrate etc.) and that is scheduled for a release on November 13th, 2020.