Handsome Ghost - "Blood Stutter" (stream) (Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

22 April 2014

Tim Noyes, a.k.a. Handsome Ghost, ditches the indie folk of his earlier years and springs forward with a fresh take on poptronica via Color Study.

Having risked it all searching for success as an indie folk artist only to come up cold, Noyes decided to start with a completely fresh canvas and a new palette. His songwriting gift has never been in question as Noyes can write a great tune in any genre, but with his new Handsome Ghost project, he has really found his unique voice. Warm electronic beats and textures underpin gorgeous dreamy vocals that just seem to lift higher in every measure. This music feels organic, like it emerged fully formed into instantly memorable tunes.
Noyes says, “I don’t know which came first, “Blood Stutter” or Handsome Ghost. I have always had a secret, complicated love for electronic music, but I had only ever tried to write folk songs. It wasn’t until I sat down in my apartment and sang the first few lines to “Blood Stutter” that I realized I was ready to make something very, very different. If Handsome Ghost was part of me from the start, this is the song that woke me up to it.”

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