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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AMERICAN BAND LOVE GHOST 

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you? Growing up I had lots of mental health issues and things I wanted to escape from. When I would listen to music I would fantasize and live in my imagination. It was key to my development and growth through my traumas and it ultimately instilled a love for music within me. I wanted to give the same experiences that my favorite artists gave me to other people. So I started making music and I made sure that my work ethic was strong so that I could consistently release music.  

Introduce us to all to the members and your musical history.

Currently, the members of the band are me (Finnegan Bell), Daniel Alcala, and Cory Batchler. The musical history of Love Ghost is a bit complicated and has gone through many phases, but the mission of making meaningful music has never gone away. 

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?

That’s probably true, sometimes I honestly do feel frustrated and feel like I don’t know what the next steps should be. But the people around me and the band tell me i’m doing everything I possibly can. I’m always thinking of new things to do to promote myself and level up. I guess we’ll see what the future holds. 

How have your songwriting skills developed over time?

I mean, I would hope so. It’s like a muscle, if you work it out it will get stronger. I feel much more proud of the music I make now as opposed to the music I made when I was in high school. 

I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?

That’s incredibly unfortunate. I would hope that all women would feel safe at our shows, and if i ever see anything fucked up going on, I’ll do anything within my power to stop it. I guess that’s the only thing you can do.

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?

I just post every day and try to incorporate trends, i feel like the biggest key is not to get discouraged if things don’t immediately go viral. Just keep on trying and never give up.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

Lol, I’m a descendant of Richard the Third, I’m a member of the Illuminati and i’m a big Lady Gaga fan.  

What’s your thought on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?

I mean I’m more so focused on finding ways to get news fans and bringing attention to my music. And Spotify has been generous to me by placing me in the algorithm and placing me on official playlists.  But I do wish that it was easier for artists to make money in 2022. Like you could have millions of streams and you wouldn’t even be able to afford the smallest apartment in the most crime-ridden area. But yet a Spotify executive gets to make six figures a year. There needs to be a revolution of sorts. 

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?

Yeahhh dude, hahahaha. Some of them are bullshit, but I definitely believe that there was more people involved in JFK’s assassination than just Harvey Lee Oswald. I also believe that Covid was a man-made biological weapon. I used to be more into conspiracy theories, but there’s so many bigoted assholes in that space so I had to step away from that.  




Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?

Not really, during that time, I was just buying food, water and other perrisibles/biodegradables that I would later consume. 

What was the worst experience on stage?

One time I had a nervous breakdown on stage and smashed my guitar, another time a security guard threatened to kick my ass before I performed and that was a vibe killer.

Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about? 

Well, I used to be a water polo player, I bet people wouldn’t guess that.  Cory is really into DnD and Daniel is a big collector of anime figures. 

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

How we collab with so many artists from all over the world and how we mix genres together. 

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it. 

Yes!! We are super excited to share “Venganza Del Fantasma” with everyone on December 9th. It’s many different genres and emotions packed into one, and I feel like y’all will love it. 

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.

Each song is different, most of them were recorded in Mexico and have a Latin flair to them. 

What was the recording process like?

The recording process was pretty typical. Late nights, hard work and lots of coordination. I was just focused on getting everything done. “Ghost Town”, which was recorded in mexico, was done at 3 AM and I had a horrible stomach bug during it which made things interesting. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Just finding that initial spark of inspiration. It’s like capturing lightning in a bottle, once you capture it, you have it. But getting it is not easy. 

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Nah, I’m happy with it.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Always be yourself and don’t listen to the haters. 

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