The Ghost Inside have shared new single ‘Death Grip’ – and it’s absolutely huge.
The new track arrives after metalcore band recently wrapped up a U.S. tour alongside Underoath.
It sees lead singer Jonathan Vigil squaring up to his own mortality and emerging victorious, with powerful lyrics such as, “I see the light but I’m not afraid of it / So sew me up and put my bones back where they fit.”
Have a listen to the track via its video below.
Describing the new single on his own terms, Vigil has explained:
“‘Death Grip’ is a song about survival and defying your fate to create your own destiny.
“When push comes to shove, believe in yourself.
“You don’t need a lifeline when you’ve got a death grip.”
Such emotionally-charged lyrics carry particular weight with The Ghost Inside, who suffered from a tragic bus accident in 2015 that claimed the lives of their driver, everyone in the other vehicle and resulted in multiple injuries for all the band members.
Eventually, the band came to reflect on the incident and regard it as a defining moment for them – although not what defines them.
On November 18, they’ll be hosting their second annual ‘ReBirthday Bash’ at San Diego’s SOMA, to commemorate their second chance at life – and have invited Drain, Gideon, Texas In July and No Bragging Rights to celebrate with them.
Check out the single artwork below.