“Let It All Burn, is how I see the world through my 18-year-old eyes,” says lead singer-songwriter Finnegan Bell of the alternative rock group Love Ghost. “The hypocrisy and unwanted advice that weighed me down during senior year led to this song. My Dad being diagnosed with stage 3 cancer made me more determined – ‘fuck what they say, I make my own way’.”
The L.A. based award-winning band, Love Ghost consists of, Finnegan Bell (guitar and lead vocals), Ryan Stevens (bass and background vocals), Samson Young (drums and background vocals), Nicky Renard (lead guitar) and Cory Batchler (keyboards).
Currently working on a new album, the band has toured as far afield as Ireland, Japan and Ecuador, and opened for bands such as Buckcherry, Berlin, Smash Mouth, The Young Dubliners, The Tubes, Fuel, and Irish singer/songwriter Mundy. They have won numerous awards for both their music and video clips. This young band has set the bar high for themselves from the outset.
Fortunately, they lived up to it all, pumping out one great track after another and are getting ready to morph into a headlining act. The song “Let It All Burn” was produced by Danny Saber (The Rolling Stones, U2, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson), while the music video was directed by Dean Karr (Evanescence, Ozzy Osbourne, Queens of the Stone Age, Godsmack, Iron Maiden).
It’s clear that the high quality company they keep is a trusted gauge for the ambition they cultivate. On the outside looking in it seems like a smooth ride, but anyone with half a brain knows nothing ever comes easy. Like anyone, Love Ghost have their own challenges to conquer, and they keep raising the stakes.
Fading in quickly “Let It All Burn” takes on the signature Love Ghost tone, superbly refined and reinforced, while Finnegan Bell voice resonates loud and clear with an anthemic choral effect. A potent opening statement, from a very young band on a mission to conquer the world.
A collective known to wear their emotions on their sleeve lyrically, with this song there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel as the subject in the story represents our ability to overcome whatever obstacle is put in our way. That in mind, it could be one of Love Ghost’s most potent and gelling pieces of work to date. Finnegan’s voice sounds all his own, not trying to fit a mold of other’s expectations.
Matching that fresh new confidence, Love Ghost really deliver an exciting new song fans are going to love. “Let It All Burn” heavily reflects the band’s journey since they started out with a different formation, and how they’re always moving forward. It is not only a catchy song, but it’s filled with empowering lyrics. It’s a great anthem for those who march to their own drum.
The stomp-like rhythm makes it the anthem that will have fans up on their feet and singing along, while the guitars have a driving groove that just makes it so likeable. Not only is the rhythm catchy, but the chorus will be in your head for days. “Let It All Burn” is an incredible effort that will fit right into the band’s inevitable success story!