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  • Writer's pictureEss Gee

Love Ghost and Cinnamon Babe Serve Up a Fiery Nu-Metal Punch with “Do You Like Me Now?”

Love Ghost's journey and their ever-evolving soundscape seems to be a series of powerful musical exorcisms. From the haunting echoes of "BE NOT AFRAID" to the defiant proclamations of "GOD DAMN," their tracks are like episodes in a never-ending saga of sonic resilience. Now, they've teamed up with Cinnamon Babe to deliver an alt/nu - metal gut punch with "Do You Like Me Now?" If "GOD DAMN" was a trap-rock rollercoaster through the human psyche, consider this latest release the mosh pit for your soul. So, strap in, crank up the volume, and get ready to confront your demons head-on with a track that’s as cathartic as it is confrontational. Produced by the legendary Mike Summers, this anthem is set to resonate with anyone who’s ever faced adversity and lived to scream about it.

Love Ghost lead singer : Finnegan Bell

From the outset, "Do You Like Me Now?" commands attention with its distorted guitar riffs and pulsating bass tones. The song's production is crisp and powerful, with Summers' experience in high-energy music evident in every beat and strum. The track features a combination of male and female vocals, each bringing a unique intensity to their parts. Love Ghost’s Finnegan Bell starts with a raw and gritty vocal performance, full of frustration and defiance. He opens with a visceral depiction of struggle : "In a sea of spite, I was half drowned / Paralyzed from the waist down..." These lines set the stage for a narrative steeped in personal pain and resilience. Bell continues : "A witch hunt, a crown of thorns / Chase me down like I’m deformed..." evoking imagery of persecution and societal rejection. The chorus : "Do you like me now? / Do you hate me now?" is both a challenge and a cathartic release. This repetitive query encapsulates the track's central theme: confronting those who seek to diminish one's worth. It’s a powerful declaration of self-worth in the face of hostility.

Cinnamon Babe

On the other hand, Cinnamon Babe follows with a fierce and fiery delivery that blends rock and rap elements reminiscent of Rage Against The Machine. Her verse adds a new dimension, addressing the toll of these external pressures on mental health. Her lines : "Stare at my reflection as my face melts / Lost everything plus my mental health..." convey a poignant struggle with identity and sanity. The lyrics : "My mind’s a matrix, the world is fake / But in my truth is the me you hate..." explores the conflict between personal authenticity and societal expectations. The interplay between Bell and Cinnamon Babe heightens the song's emotional impact. Bell's line : "Your blade, it runs through me / Afraid, is something I can’t be..." signifies an acceptance of pain and an unyielding spirit. This is mirrored by Cinnamon Babe's fierce defiance : "Cause being hated is something I accept..."

Finnegan Bell

The narrative arc of "Do You Like Me Now?" is one of transformation and empowerment. The lyrics take the listener through a journey of pain, resistance, and ultimately, self-assertion. Bell’s reflection on being hunted and deformed transitions into a stance of unbreakable will. Cinnamon Babe’s verse reinforces this theme of transformation. Her acknowledgment of mental health struggles and societal lies culminates in a powerful acceptance of self and this acceptance is not one of defeat, but of strength and defiance against those who judge. The music video for "Do You Like Me Now?", directed by King Zabb, is a creative extension of the song’s themes. It features Love Ghost and Cinnamon Babe in an intense online multiplayer game, a metaphor for the constant competition and hustle they face. The video’s use of game mechanics like health bars and mini-maps adds a unique visual twist, enhancing the overall experience of the song. The collaboration reflects Love Ghost’s willingness to push boundaries and explore new artistic challenges. Their recent tours across Europe and Latin America, including a performance at Germany’s Rockpalast festival, underscore their growing influence in the rock scene. Tune in, and prepare to mosh with your soul, listen to the track below!

Listen to "Do You Like Me Now?" on Spotify or YouTube below -

Watch the mayhem unfold in the official music video on YouTube here :

You can check out Love Ghost’s website here:

A brilliant addition to the repertoire -


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