Introducing: ghost orange – INTHESTARS & 3 questions

Do you know that feeling when you start disappearing in the music and the surrounding world seems to fade away? I have exactly felt like that while listening to this beautiful lo-fi folk bedroom pop album by ghost orange. I was driving a car at that exact moment, so it was not the wisest thing to do, but it was just magical. Close your eyes and try it. You might be surprised by the result.

I know Callum for a while as he was a frequent contributor to Z Tapes seasonal compilations. I always admired the gentleness of his music. This new album just proves that ghost orange is an artist to follow. Undiscovered, unspoiled. Just pure, beautiful music. But no more words, just listen and experience it for yourselves. I hope this album will be put out on tape as it totally deserves it.

I have also asked Callum these 3 questions I will be frequently asking various artists. A little bit of insight into an artist’s life.

What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music? 

Artists like Fox Academy and Flatsound really were the starting points for me. The kind of introspective, DIY ethos was really attractive to me. I’ve always believed in the concept of art and music especially being accessible to everyone, and not being the most proficient musician by any means, this whole ethos and community always appeared to be very welcoming. There never seems to be a lack of work to be influenced by within DIY communities. This instinct to put into practice a specific musical influence keeps me creating honestly; developing the tools in order to translate an influence through your point of view will forever be exciting to me!

What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?

I would say not getting down on myself if I haven’t written anything in a while. It’s difficult to remind myself that I’m not a machine, and that I have the luxury of doing this as a hobby. I would also have to say that I find myself attempting to edit what comes naturally to me. I would be far more efficient in my creating if I trusted my initial instincts more often, because when I do, the result is often better. I wrote I look straight into his eyes…. in one splurge, and it’s one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written.

What would you dream to do if anything was possible?

I would love to be in a constant state of collaboration with my favourite artists. I’ve been lucky enough to make songs with some amazing people and artists, and I would just love to do continue to. My dream would be to work with Laura Marling, as she taught me most of my guitar ability through listening to her songs and taking her guitar tutorials in lockdown. She’s a crazy good songwriter and an even better guitar player. I feel like if you’re learning to play for the first time, she’s an excellent person to reference!

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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