Ahead of this Friday’s release of their second album Nowhere To Go But Everywhere, Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts have made new single ‘Only A Dream’ available to hear.
The opening track of the forthcoming album is a sun-kissed, upbeat, positive slice of radio rock, and can be heard in full below…
Talking about the track, Ryan explains: “This song is really a pep talk to yourself when you don’t want to believe something is ACTUALLY happening. You know that thing we do as kids, after waking up from a nightmare? “It’s ok. It was only a dream. I’m ok… It was only a dream. It wasn’t real”. This song comes from THAT. I didn’t want to believe that my personal life was falling apart, but unfortunately, the “it’s only a dream” trick doesn’t work when it’s real life that’s happening”.
As with their debut, This Is The Sound, the new album was recorded using both Hamilton’s home studio in Texas and that of Producer Dave Draper’s in the UK. In fact the bulk of the album was laid down whilst Hamilton was in the UK on his solo acoustic tour in February 2020, mere days before the global pandemic was declared.
Subsequently stuck at home alone on lockdown back in Texas, with the album finished and a summer of UK festivals understandably transplanted to 2021, Hamilton found himself with time on his hands. Connecting remotely with Producer Draper and fellow musicians in lockdown in the UK and France, the country EP Incommunicado was born and released without prior warning in May 2020.
Proceeds from sales of the EP were donated to the Music Venue Trust’s ‘Save Our Venues’ campaign, a movement very dear to Hamilton’s heart from constant touring of the UK.
Nowhere To Go But Everywhere – the second album by Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts – is released on September 18th 2020.
To find out what Ryan Hamilton’s 5 Biggest Influences are, read our interview with the frontman himself, HERE.