#323 Choir of Young Believers – Hollow Talk


We’ll Never Stop Living This Way is the unapologetic title of Ghostly International‘s self-attempted retrospective of their illustrious eleven year history, released as a companion to their upcoming The Ghostly Book. Having only starting listening to their releases along the likes of Matthew Dear and Gold Panda quite recently, I found this a fitting primer to what the Michigan-based label has been all about. One of the highlights for me was the opening track off Choir of Young Believers‘ debut album, This is For the White in Your Eyes. “Hollow Talk”, with the mournful vocals of Jannis Noya Makrigiannis accompanied by a delicately treading piano, occurs in an addictively elliptical form. Even with things growing in intensity, Makrigiannis reminds us repeatedly of how it all goes back to where it started, ending eventually on a tentative, sobering and yes, hollow, note: “Never said it was good, never said it was new/ Muted whisper of the things you feel“. – Dan.

mp3: Choir of Young Believers – Hollow Talk

We’ll Never Stop Living This Way is a digital release available now from the Ghostly Store. It comes bundled with a pdf version of The Ghostly Book.

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