Cities & Sound Releases Debut Song “Ghosts”
- New Jersey-based pop-rock band Cities & Sounds released their debut song “Ghosts” along with a music video on August 20, 2021.
The band wrote this song in about an hour. The band member Stephen Nakovich said, “We go in the basement, plug in, turn the PA on and the opening riff just happened to be the first thing I came up with and we went from there. We wrote it in about an hour. I was just mumbling melody ideas while we were writing it. I knew we had the upbeat anthem musically we wanted. So the next day, with the melody in mind, I sat down and wrote the chorus pretty much in real time.”
He said of the video, “The inspiration for the video of the single, “Ghosts” is one to showcase some of our favorite album covers but to also show creative ways to show your 'voice' which is what inspired the track in itself. An anthem about being heard. If you feel people zone you out, don't take your voice seriously, or don't even hear you. What you say does matter and there is always a way to express yourself.”
- The band plans to release their debut album “Brilliant Waves” produced by Chris Badami later this year.
Stephen Nakovich continued, “The writing process started off with 4 or 5 song ideas jotted down in a basement during COVID shut down and when the band finally got together, it became such an energetic, exciting experience. The message for me is there are many different styles or influences for music. You can't slap on a tag and say, 'we are this.' Every song tells its own story and has its own feel of what is going on right then and there. Just like everyone personally. Moods, feelings, ideas change everyday, and you are not alone. And that's what we tried to do with the album. Just go song to song, play and write what we are feeling that day. And try to put out some good songs people can enjoy and relate to.”
- source : SoundCloud