Ghosts, the new album by Bert Dockx, the first one with the new Bert Dockx Band, will be released on October 13th. The successor to the first single Dog is a double A-side release.
Blankets, Ghosts’ album closer, is actually the song that sparked the whole album.
“I played it and wrote it when touching my guitar for the first time after months of non-activity, caused by severe illness of both mind and body. I consider it a special tune, different from the others. It’s about a child and its mother. It’s about transience, and the infinite. It’s about a deep longing for transcending time through memory, love and care. It’s the extreme opposite of an angry song."
Paper Skin is the second track that is revealed, a last preview of the full-length album due in a few weeks. It is a short and sparingly orchestrated gem, carefree at first listen but also turbulent and yearning beneath the surface.
Bert Dockx: “Paper Skin is a lazy, hazy love song. Heartfelt, seemingly simple, with only the slightest hint of darkness and danger. it’s also, simply put, a song about my girlfriend, and me.”
Two years after the crash, Bert Dockx presents his new Bert Dockx Band and Ghosts, an album of rebirth and transgression, one of many firsts. Dockx never dedicated this much time to meticulously crafting each song. For the first time, he entrusts a finished record to a complete outsider. Never before has he reached out so far into the outside world.
The relaxed and positive atmosphere during the recordings is magnified in what Dockx calls 'my best guitar playing ever', and the deep, powerful use of his voice in its natural range. 'I had fun making this album,' says Dockx, 'and I really hope it shows'.