Best known as the frontman for Delaware post-hardcore standouts Boysetsfire, Nathan Gray has set off on his own with his debut solo EP NTHN GRY. It’s a big musical departure too, as with the help of collaborator Daniel E. Smith the new record delves into electronic and darkwave, following the lead of Portishead and Dead Can Dance. For the concluding track “Wayward Ghosts”, however, Gray heads in a more folk-oriented direction, espousing his Satanic convictions – specifically the Church of Satan’s focus on individualism – eloquently and artfully. He’s just made a quietly powerful new video for the track that echoes the song’s sentiments very well.
“‘Wayward Ghosts’ is a very special song to me,” Gray says. “It is an anthem of encouragement and empowerment against seemingly insurmountable forces. The digital stylings that Daniel added to this particular song invoke a perfectly solemn ambiance, and I’m really proud of the final product. I am elated with how my vision for this video was brought to fruition by director Bobby Bates. I hope everyone who sees it is struck as emotionally as I was through the first several viewings. There’s something about the vulnerability of this silent young girl, tackling such a huge force in a very adult way that resonates within me.”
NTHN GRY will be released 21 August on Good Fight Music.
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