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Ghost's back on track

Friday, October 27, 2017

GHOST is back from the shadows with his latest track and video titled No Feelings.

According to him, the single was written from the experience of a close friend who had relationship issues. He said both the music video and lyrics capture the feeling of being betrayed by someone who you love.

“While I was listening to a track, my friend dropped by and was bawling because of a domestic problem at home with his woman. She started cheating on him and he found out through footage from a surveillance camera he had in the house,” said the dancehall singer.

“That is what makes a good song: when you can take a story or true experience and turn it into a song that people can relate to,” he continued.

Released in September, No Feeling is produced by Ghetto Youth International.

The track is the lead single from an upcoming project, the singer is completing with top-shelf producer Mikey Bennett.

With a catalogue of seven albums, Ghost's work is a collective of individual production as well as those with former group Monster Shack Crew.

He is known for adding his spin to classics including Air Supply's Making Love Out of Nothing At All and Cher's Believe. However, for the past few years he has remained low keyed on the local scene.

“I am always here and when I am not here in Jamaica, I am overseas performing for my fans. I am always singing songs, putting out albums and that is what I am doing now,” he told Splash.

“I am always on the scene... It's just that the media overlooks Ghost. When I do my songs and put out my work, I always make sure the radio stations have my songs. If I don't get the highlight that I should get, that is because it's Jamaica. However, I have a niche market locally and internationally, and I feel confident in my new single and upcoming album.”

Reflecting on the changes in the industry over the years, Ghost said payola is destroying the industry and the people in music nowadays don't respect what they have inherited.

“There is a price to pay for everything. Everybody, every part in the business — you do a song, everyone wants money to put it up, to play it, to put it in the paper, anything pertaining to music,” he said. “The beats kinda change a bit and they are not playing reggae as much, which is wrong, as overseas is playing reggae and dancehall more than us.”

Ghost said he is also preparing for shows in Clarendon, sections of the Caribbean and United States.

— Simone Morgan Lindo