Ghost In The Mirror

Album: Asymmetry (2014)
Play Video


  • The first single from Mallory Knox's Asymmetry album, this was penned by bassist Sam Douglas. Vocalist Mikey Chapman told Kerrang! magazine: "The way Sam wrote it was that you're haunted by this image of someone... A ghost. It's about a presence when there's no physical person there."
  • Sam Douglas explained the Asymmetry album title to "We'd talked about it for a while and we couldn't agree on it," he said. "It was quite low-key, I thought of the word and put it to everyone in our Whatsapp group and everyone went for it."

    "I like it because I feel like so much as happened to the band, we've signed to a major label, toured the world and we've been through lots personally, deteriorating relationships, keeping up friendships, how hard that can be when you're away," Douglas added. "So to me, the title says we're still the same people, but our circumstances are completely different."
  • Mikey Chapman told Artist Direct: "'Ghost in the Mirror' was one of the very first songs we completed writing from Asymmetry. It was also one of the last vocals I finished in our first studio before it burned down - that's a story for another day."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

80s Video Director Jay Dubin

80s Video Director Jay DubinSong Writing

Billy Joel and Hall & Oates hated making videos, so they chose a director with similar contempt for the medium. That was Jay Dubin, and he has a lot to say on the subject.

Lace the Music: How LSD Changed Popular Music

Lace the Music: How LSD Changed Popular MusicSong Writing

Starting in Virginia City, Nevada and rippling out to the Haight-Ashbury, LSD reshaped popular music.

Bill Withers

Bill WithersSongwriter Interviews

Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."

Benny Mardones

Benny MardonesSongwriter Interviews

His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.

Band Names

Band NamesFact or Fiction

Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?

Dino Cazares of Fear Factory

Dino Cazares of Fear FactorySongwriter Interviews

The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.