Full Time Hobby are excited to announce the new album from Ghost Woman. Hindsight is 50/50 will be released 24th November 2023. Today, they share the first single, “Alright Alright” – a sinister track with an echoey garage-surf vibe.
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Despite Hindsight Is 50/50 being the third album from Ghost Woman in 18 months, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Evan Uschenko believes that this is the first album that “finally captures the true nature of the band”.
Uschenko expains that “the first two albums were never meant to be albums: they are like pages from diaries that have long since been burned. With the introduction of Ille van Dessel as co-writer/drummer, the project feels like it has a direction”.
There is a confidence and assurance that feels built upon the 2022 eponymous debut and the follow-up Anne, If, which was released at the beginning of this year. There is a darker, denser feel compared to previous releases, but the sound and vibe of this album is more akin to what the project was supposed to be when it started in 2016, finally realising Ghost Woman’s creative vision.
Sonically the album holds itself together within a warm, analogue soundworld, but with few digestible vocal melodies steering the tracks or easily giving up their meaning. This is a conscious decision, with Uschenko claiming that “there is never a concept when it comes to creating something, and no intention behind anything we create, other than to make noise and complete an album”.
Vocals come drenched in reverb and meaning is often suggested rather than explicit. The guitars are heavier and the vocals are less easily discernible. So immerse yourself in this album and tell your friends about it without the benefit of hindsight, 20/20 or otherwise.
The album was recorded mostly live in three days at the analogue Kerwax studios in Brittany, France by Christophe Chavanon (The Good Damn).
27th January 2024 – Berlin, Lido
29th January 2024 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
30th January 2024 – Paris, La Maroquinerie
2nd February 2024 – London, Studio 9294
17th February – Brussels, AB