Illinois based Ghost Key have released new single “Detach” along with a music video. The track is the first single from the band’s upcoming sophomore album See This Through, releasing 9th November via InVogue Records.
The track is a heavy and weighty search for truth, tinged with anger that it’s not yet come. Virtually shaking a fist at the sky, the raw and angry vocals and searing riffs of “Detach” come across as rage about the neglect they’ve felt, left feeling lost and adrift in life. A searing guitar line falls into a slick and addictive guitar focus leading toward the second verse.
Seeking relief from floating and being unsure who to trust or where to fit in, “Detach” shows the swallowing of a bitter pill of realisation: Where they’ve ended up is due to their inability to face things, in order to move forward.
“Who I was is not who I am.”
The solid track captures a driving pace of life coming at you without pause, and has a chorus that feels as much of a decision as it is a prayer of hope for something more. The track’s bridge/breakdown feels like cautiously walking through a minefield to get somewhere kinder. Blast beats are thrown in to this march forward, as our protagonist is driven to change despite the perceived danger of doing so.
My interpretation aside, Ghost Key share that “Detach” is a reminder to not destroy yourself because of your past, and not have your mistakes define who you are. “Instead, examine the past as a way to become better for the future because that’s only the place any of us is going.”
Watch the music video below, which beautifully captures this feeling of identity and moving forward through a challenging situation.