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Speedy Ortiz drop new single 'Ghostwriter'

Photo: Chris Carreon

With their highly-anticipated new album 'Rabbit Rabbit' out on the 1st September via Wax Nine, Speedy Ortiz have dropped yet another cut lifted from their forthcoming full-length.

The new single 'Ghostwriter' comes accompanied by a stunning new video, directed by Alex Ross Perry, and follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Scabs', 'You S02' and 'Plus One' in previewing their new LP.

Speaking about the new offering, the band's Sadie Dupuis said, "While “Ghostwriter” ruminates on the horrible realities that stoke my anger—in this song’s case, the death of our climate and the criminalization of environmental protesters—it’s also about trying to live with less rage in the day-to-day. And not always succeeding, but not getting mad about that, either. And sometimes directing that angry adrenaline toward positive actions.

"My bandmates picked “Ghostwriter” as a single, perhaps because it subtly nods to our unabashed love of nu metal. It was really fun to reunite with Alex Ross Perry after shooting together for his Pavement movie last fall, especially the part where we subjected him to so very many Deftones and Limp Bizkit videos for inspiration. The great Josh Gondelman improvised at least a dozen good “nu metal cover band” pun names for the intro, which made it hard to keep a straight face as our nu metal performance 'Pleasantville'-ifies our crowd of friends into the most immaculate Hot Topic c. 2003 getups."


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