Melodic post-hardcore quartet GHOST HEART have released their sophomore EP Elegant Decay Pt. 1 today and to celebrate, the band has shared a music video for the record’s second single “Idle.” The track features GATHERERS vocalist Rich Johannes Weinberger, who can be heard on the second verse and outro.
There’s a sense of sadness and grief that can be felt within the somber yet explosive track. This feeling is exposed further in the video that depicts the emotional grey area (or limbo) when searching for something (or someone) that you’ve lost.
“It’s about the experience of losing my father very suddenly,” says vocalist Nick Tatosky. “And the feelings of sadness I have, but simultaneously, the desire to give the life experiences to my family that he gave to me.
Produced by Dawson Scholz (The Ongoing Concept), Elegant Decay Pt. 1 is a follow-up to the band’s 2017 EP Catharsis. Elegant Decay refers to the idea that some places and structures become gradually more notable or beautiful as they fall into ruin. Ghost Heart applies this idea to people, as the record deals with topics of loss, anxiety, depression and overcoming objectives. As we endure all that life throws at us, both positive and negative, it’s through those hardships and struggles that we become more beautiful on the inside and out.
Listen to “Idle” and the rest of Elegant Decay Pt. 1 on Spotify.