Music Review – Two Singles by Ghosts of Eden

Artist: Ghosts of Eden

Singles: ?Prizefighter? and ?Happy?

It’s no secret that I am a huge rock fan. I love the rock of the early 2000s: Nickleback, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Third Eye Blind, 3 Doors Down, and Pearl Jam. When I turned on my stereo to listen to Ghosts of Eden’s latest singles, I had my doubts about whether or not I would like the band. But I am happy to say that from the first note of ?Prizefighter? I was hooked. I may have found a new favourite band.

Formed in 2009, this Brooklyn based hard-rock fusion quartet remains true to their musical influences. The singles ?Prizefighter? and ?Happy? are from the band’s upcoming album What Makes You Happy expected to release February 10th.

After listening to the singles I am eagerly awaiting the release of the full album. For rock fans, these singles will leave you wanting more. The strong, masculine vocals, emotional lyrics, dominating drums, wailing electric guitar riffs, and heart-throbbing bass are the fundamentals of this genre. Ghosts of Eden has taken these fundamentals to the next level, showing that rock music can still evolve. Ghosts of Eden have created songs that capture the deep and powerful emotions that we all succumb to.

?Prizefighter? is an aggressive and emotional rock song. The vigorous rock music draws you into the powerful emotions that hide behind the wall of masculinity. The lyrics tell of the turmoil that ensues when emotions break loose. The band brilliantly accompanies these lyrics with forceful and rhythmic drum playing, and the electric guitar rises and falls with the singing, following the melody perfectly as if the guitar sound is the passion behind the words. Overall, I couldn’t ask more of a hard-rock song.

“Happy? is a true rock song at its core. Like ?Prizefighter?, ?Happy? is full of the depth and human emotion that defines this genre. I love the classic rock sounds that are the foundation of this song, but the band occasionally interrupts the strong rock sound with a soft chorus. It is this chorus that caught my attention. The brief pause in the drum playing sets apart the chorus, and the void is filled with gentle singing and soulful bass playing.

The video for ?Happy? is equally as brilliant. Rock music combined with an animated classic muscle car is always a recipe for success. The video creatively captures the song while showcasing the lyrics and overall theme. If the band sparks your interest at all, be sure to check out this video.

Overall, I am more than excited for Ghosts of Eden’s upcoming album. I can definitely see myself listening to their music while out driving, or, when the weather warms up, during a party with friends at the beach. However, until the weather permits such activities, I will be listening to the Ghosts of Eden as much as I can.

Samantha Stevens is an aspiring writer who loves combining her love for literature with photography, painting, music, and all creative pursuits.