Coming out of nowhere, Ghost have unveild another EP, titled “Popestar”, just one year after the release of their third acclaimed record “Meliora”. The satanic consul has given the world five new songs, for all of us to hear and appreciate, wherever we feel comfortable in.
“Square Hammer” is an instant winner, catchy and undoubtedly, one of the best songs ever written by the band. The listener can also hear four brilliant versions of classical songs such as “Nocturnal Me” (Echo & the Bunnymen cover), “I Believe” (Simian Mobile Disco cover), “Missionary Man”(Eurythmics cover), and “Bible”(Imperiet cover). These ones reveal a more atmospheric side of this EP, and the listener will find them great experiences in terms of catching the song’s original vibe, with the added touch of Ghost’s unique irreverence and sound, something the band have already done in the past on previous covers. It’s not for everyone, because only great bands can do that without losing integrity, while elevating the composition (and quality) to a whole new level.
Produced by Tom Dalgety, we can hear that there’s not one single bad moment in this record, which is one of the best EP’s ever released, not only this year, but in the history of music as well, and definitely will have a lot of rotations until a new album comes out or in between previous releases.