Ghosts on TV: Sunshine

Ghosts on TV are a Finnish band which brings together a mix of refined shoegaze, dreampop and post rock sounds. The group will release their self-titled sophomore album on April 14th, 2023 via Soliti Recordings. 

The album's first single and opening track, Sunshine, is a fuzzy and dreamy song which finds the band creating something really dynamic out of the inherent mellowness of their songwriting. The new single comes with a nice looking lyric clip created by Sonja Tolonen.

Anttoni Hill, the band's guitarist and the song's lyricist, comments on Sunshine: ”Sunshine is a song that has been worked on during a time when I acquired a lot of new guitar pedals and thus it has steadily gathered new layers of effects which have 'marinated' the sound of the song. Lyrically Sunshine is also a bit different, as it’s one of two tracks on our new album which hasn’t been written by Ossi, our predominant lyricist. I wrote the lyrics for this song, and they are perhaps more abstract and written as a piece of fiction. 

In Sunshine our protagonists are spending their last day on earth, feeling content with their lives, having made peace with themselves . At the end of the day they wish farewell to their loved ones as they slowly lose their sense of gravity, floating into space and disintegrating into the cosmos. The inspiration for these lyrics came from Ari Aster's 2019 film Midsommar and its somewhat macabre take on the cyclical nature of life. Yet I aspired to write about the experience of death in a more comforting and gentle way, perhaps even as an empowering experience. You could even say this is somewhat of a happy song.” 

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