Bobby Gillespie Joins Lol Tolhurst, Budgie, and Jacknife Lee on New Song ‘Ghosted at Home’

    Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie has joined the Cure’s founding drummer Lol Tolhurst, Siouxsie & the Banshees drummer Budgie, and producer Jacknife Lee on their latest song, ‘Ghosted at Home’. The trio previously released ‘Los Angeles’, the title track from their forthcoming album, which featured LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. ‘Ghosted at Home’ comes with a Julian Gabriel Bendaña-directed video, which you can check out below.

    “This was our attempt at soundtracking Polanski’s ‘Repulsion’ if Serge Gainsbourg and Can were among the musicians playing along with us,” Lee said of the new track in a statement. “We got a groove and improvised over it and ended up with this. We were aiming for a sense of claustrophobia that Bobby skilfully picked up on when we sent him the track. This is another example of how in tune we were with our collaborators on the album even though we were sometimes separated from them.”

    Tolhurst commented: “The first sound you hear on ‘Ghosted at Home’ is also the first recording we made together in the sacred area of Yosemite, and with it, we attached all our hopes and expectations for the music we were making. It seemed appropriate that the first instrument we played in the forest for our record was also the most ancient – a drum.”

    “In life it is rare to hear someone telling their story and for us to recognize it as our own,” Budgie added. “It is rarer still when that story relates to a complex, dangerous and psychologically damaging relationship. To induce this feeling of empathy is perhaps the gift and skill of a great lyricist and writer. Bobby Gillespie is one of those writers.”

    Los Angeles is out November 3 via Play It Again Sam.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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