As activists for feminism and members of the LGBTQ+ community, Ghost Car practice what they preach, and aim to spread their mantra of inclusivity and equal rights as loud as possible.
It’s common knowledge that gender inequality is still a problem in the music industry. And, according to a recent report from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (funded by Spotify), in 2021, only 23.3% of artists on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Chart were women.
Snippets of Ghost Car’s lyrics like “Woman in the shadows, no more. It’s time for us to speak” and “Say what you want, Do what you want”, reveal the girls’ reclaim of autonomy.
Their music is a platform for them to rage against political injustices, with unified battle cries, attacking patriarchal inequality, homophobia, racism, and toxic relationships.
They describe it as, “Our way to express what bothers us, from personal interactions to international politics. We wanted to explore different themes in a simple way so that they could be accessible to everyone.”
The album’s lead single ‘Sex’ is out now, accompanied by a riotous video, directed by Simon Eaves.
Of the new video, they say, “Simon’s idea was to really go into that feeling of headbanging to your favourite pop banger. There’s something jumpy about the staccato chords, then when we all hit the ground, we all lose it and get that euphoric full body feeling. I suppose it’s about feeling really uptight, going to work, then clocking off, going to that gig and hearing music really loud – incredible! We’ve always loved Simon’s style and knew he would send the song into another dimension, literally”.
What floor do you want?
Ghost Car release their new album ‘Truly Trash’ on October 28th through One Little Independent Records.