30 Oct '17, 6am
Singaporean pop-punk outfit .ghostworld releases debut single and MV, “Graduation feat. Rico Lachica”:
Colliding pop-punk with hardcore to produce a sound that swings between upbeat optimism and pent-up aggression, Singaporean rockers .ghostworld have come out swinging with their debut single and music video, “Graduation”, featuring Spirits ‘ Rico Lachica on guest vocals. Channelling the song’s theme of forward-looking optimism and self-discovery, the music video follows the five-piece band in open fields and packed vans, depicting the ‘tour life’ in a nostalgic 8mm aesthetic. Contrasting lyrics like, “no matter what you do/as the future holds so much in store /always remember /it is your smile, that’s all you need ” with screams of anguish and pummelling drums and distortion-fuelled guitars, “Graduation” presents an interesting and unique merger of the pop-punk and hardcore genres that’ve crossed paths time and again. Watch the video for “Graduation” below .