Synthwave musician Gost has shared the first taste of his ‘Rites of Love and Reverence’ album, which drops on August 13th through Century Media Records. Check out new single “Coven” below in official music video form (directed by James Lollar).
“‘Coven’ is a piece that seemed to write itself, flowing almost effortlessly from some unexplainable source,” says Gost. “This song is told from the perspective of a persecuted witch who is proud of her coven and will die before she betrays her sisters. In memory of the many victims throughout history, by which mere accusations of witchcraft condemned the innocent to death.”
A presser states, “Rites of Love and Reverence is both an album of beautifully crafted songs and a fascinating journey, rich with thoughts of supernatural wickedness and real world retribution.”
“The lyrics were inspired by witchcraft themes,” adds Gost. “It’s mainly about how witchcraft has affected women throughout history. Witch trials and the subsequent executions throughout the ages terrify me. I fear, as a society, we are always on the verge of such horrible psychosis based on the misunderstanding and intolerance of one another. I try to educate myself on any historical subject I use as an influence, out of respect for the real people who actually lived through it.”
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