Monday, May 29, 2017

Track Of The Day :: Wild Fauna - Ghosts Are People Too

Words: Ellie Ward

We featured Norwegian five-piece Wild Fauna last October with their catchy debut single 'Crooked Smile'. The slacker powerpop outfit now return with new release, 'Ghosts Are People Too', which came out last week on the Furuberget label.

Ahead of their self-titled debut album, produced by Kenneth Ishak (Beezewax, Heyerdahl), out this autumn, 'Ghosts Are People Too' is described by vocalist/guitarist and songwriter AndrĂ© Lesveen as "a naive power pop song about ghosts. It’s kind of an homage to The Unicorns’ lo-fi cult classic 'Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone', but the song is mostly about how we relate to people different than us, and how they aren’t always as bad as you expect. Beggars aren’t trying to scam or rob you. Immigrants aren’t going to steal your job. Your step-mom doesn’t hate you. Ghosts are nice people."

Under two-and-a-half minutes, the track builds from its strummed guitar and vocal opening to bring in organ and percussion, anchored by a persistent beat that drives it along.

Typically infectious and quirky in the Wild Fauna way, listen to 'Ghosts Are People Too' below.

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