The Ghost Of The Mountain

Album: The Ghost Of The Mountain (2013)


  • Vocalist Gary Lightbody explained the album's "ghost" references to The Sun: "The first song I wrote for the album was the title track and the male character dies in that song, so I thought, s---, what do I do now? I've just killed him' So each song is about a memory of their lives."

    "I guess it's a little haunted," he added, "ghosts just keep popping up. I didn't consciously add the word, it just appeared naturally a number of times."

    "By the end of the recording, the first track I wrote was the obvious title track as it seemed to link everything together."
  • The Ghost Of The Mountain album was recorded at producer Jacknife Lee's home studio in Topanga Canyon in California. The view from the locale graces the LP's cover.
  • This gospel-soul song is so crushingly sad that Lightbody claims to have broken down and cried after he'd written it.
  • Every song on The Ghost Of The Mountain album is a chapter in the story of two lovers on the run from the law. Gary Lightbody explained to MTV News: "The first album was written about invented characters and this album continues their story. Each song picks them up at different points in their life, so in terms of narrative storytelling it's sort of like Tarantino."

    "It's an American story," he added: "A boy and a girl, that met in the first song of the first album, who have been through hell and back."


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