Ghost Released a New Cover Today in Support of Insidious Sequel


We’re not even two months out since the last time Ghost dropped their latest batch of cover songs in the Phantomime EP, but a brand new single dropped this morning that sees Tobias Forge‘s brainchild take on a track in support of the new horror flick, Insidious: The Red Door.

The new track, titled “Stay,” is the band’s take on Shakespears Sister’s 1992 award winning single of the same name. For our American readers, it’s okay if you don’t know this song, as it was huge in Europe at the time but it doesn’t seem like it landed successfully on our shores. This version, however, also features vocals by actor, director, and Tony-nominated performer Patrick Wilson, who directed and starred in Insidious: The Red Door.

In addition to his acting accolades, Wilson is apparently a huge Ghost fan (who isn’t, amirite) and the chance to meet with Forge while directing the film and sing on the track sounds like it was a dream come true.

“It was Joe Bishara, our Insidious composer and resident Lipstick Demon who first got me into Ghost about 10 years ago. Joe knew I liked metal… but he also knew I liked melody. What can I say? I’m a child of the ‘80s… when soaring voices and blazing guitars were played at every dance, every fast food parking lot, and every day in my house. Ghost had the right blend of metal, melody, and an unforgettable image. This coming from a guy who collected Kiss cards in the ’70s… so I know good rock branding and imagery when I see it!

“Ghost, for me, is one of the most unique rock bands out there. Tobias’ sense of melody is only matched by his storytelling. The blistering imagery of him and the band is unlike any other. The balance of dark lyrics with soaring (and dare I say… angelic) melodies, make listening to them a different experience than any other band out there. At least that’s what it does for me.

“So clearly, when I wanted a band that embodied the spirit of Insidious lore, I knew where to look first. ‘Stay’ is such a hauntingly beautiful tune to end my film with, because the dark lyrics juxtaposed against the sweeping melody (written by Dave Stewart) are a great bookend to my film. Singing on it, alongside Tobias, was an absolute thrill. I wanted the tune to feel like it was Josh Lambert (my character) singing… and then being tempted by the devil (the lipstick demon)… in this case, sung by the brilliant Tobias Forge. Tobias’ tone is a sharp contrast to mine, and his new arrangement of the song is faithful yet fresh. It was an honor to be featured on the tune, and I can’t thank Tobias and the Ghost crew, especially Tim Bickford and Kristen Mulderig, for making this happen.

“Ghost is the perfect blend of theatricality met with musical mastery. Tobias is at the top of his game and I’m thrilled to have him on the soundtrack, and honored to sing alongside him.”

The single is available now on various streaming platforms, but you can also check out the visualizer below.

Ghost will be touring with Amon Amarth next month, so be sure to check out the full list of dates below the visualizer.

8/2 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion [Tickets]
8/4 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre [Tickets]
8/5 Airway Heights, WA BECU Live at Northern Quest [Tickets]
8/7 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre [Tickets]
8/8 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre [Tickets]
8/11 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [Tickets]
8/12 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
8/14– Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre [Tickets]
8/15 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island [Tickets]
8/16 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center [Tickets]
8/18 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [Tickets]
8/19 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center [Tickets]
8/20 Bridgeport, CT Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater [Tickets]
8/22 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park [Tickets]
8/23 Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake [Tickets]
8/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live [Tickets]
8/25 Camden, NJ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion [Tickets]
8/27 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater [Tickets]
8/29 Simpsonville, SC CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park [Tickets]
8/30 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place [Tickets]
8/31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]
9/2 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman [Tickets]
9/3 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
9/5 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory [Tickets]
9/7 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater [Tickets]
9/8 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre [Tickets]
9/11 Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum (no Amon Amarth) [Tickets]
9/12 Los Angeles, CA Kia Forum (no Amon Amarth) [Tickets]

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