Tobias Forge, the frontman of the band GHOST, recently shared insights into his songwriting process and the creation of their latest album, comparing it to culinary art. He likens each album to opening a new restaurant, each with a unique flavor yet bound by a common ‘secret sauce’—his distinctive creative touch. Forge emphasizes the challenge of innovating while staying true to the band’s essence.
The album “Impera” was a collaborative effort with producer Klas Åhlund and Swedish songwriters Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontare, known for their work with Madonna and Lady Gaga.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Forge highlighted the importance of not repeating himself, both in musical hooks and lyrics, and acknowledged the role of his collaborators in providing fresh perspectives.
GHOST’s recent performances at the Forum in Inglewood, California, were notable for their live debut of the song “Twenties” and a unique rendition of Roky Erikson’s “If You Have Ghosts”, featuring a piano and two cellists. These shows were recorded for a future film project, adding another layer to the band’s evolving creative journey.