GHOSTS OF SUNSET have been on a roll lately. 2020 was a break-out year for the band with singles Miles In-Between, Never Goodbye and Another Rock N Roll Show clocking up several hundred thousand streams. To top that off the recently released their debut EP Headed West, to strong fan and critical acclaim.
Now the band wants to give something back to the music industry.
With live music being taken away in 2020 and into 2021, Ghosts of Sunset’sJohn Merchant and Todd Long were missing the stage and the fan interaction! With the help of friends Eric Jayk (Wildstreet) and Brandon Fields (Minefield), they wrote a song to do their part to help struggling music venues. The result is All I Wanna Do Is Rock, with proceeds going to Save Our Stages.
All I Wanna Do Is Rock will be released on 29th March on all streaming platforms.
Pre-order/pre-save All I Wanna Do A Rock HERE
Ghosts of Sunset is the project of singer-songwriter John Merchant from Western Michigan, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Todd Long.
Their EP Headed West features the work of both Merchant and Long (who have made music for 30+ years for 615 Records Nashville, IDOL/RCA records, and independently) as well as a cast of musicians with their roots in the 1980’s hard rock/hair metal scene. The duo brought in outside musicians with resumes that include L.A. Guns, RATT, Enuff Znuff, KIX, Lita Ford, and more to complete the EP. Renowned producer Adam Hamilton (Missing Persons, L.A. Guns, Vains of Jenna, William Shatner, David Hasselhoff) was brought in to mix and contribute keyboards.
The concept takes a fictional Midwestern band and traces their move to Los Angeles, their rise to national touring artist and their decline as tastes and the industry itself changes. The story which has become common fodder for shows such as Behind the Music spoke to both Merchant and Long who came of age during the golden era which became known as “hair metal”. A term speaks to what many saw as a focus on style over substance.
The EP will be released globally by Golden Robot Records, presents the songs in chronological order and the listener not only takes the journey via the lyrics, but also in the production style and writing maturation process. As the six song EP moves along, the tone darkens, the themes reflect the bands disillusionment before ultimately circling back to making music for the “love of the game”.