"Ghost Times" - Just Alice | Review + Press Release

Just Alice debuts her first single about growing up and moving on “Ghost Times”


The debut single for the newcomer to the indie scene, Just Alice, is a simple stripped back stunner titled “Ghost Times”. Her first solo single separate from her band Suburbamore, “Ghost Times” is a singer-songwriter track that will pull at your heartstrings. Nostalgic and hopeful, the song captures the melancholy feeling of transitional phases in a sad, sweet way. It is a beautiful, bittersweet goodbye. Alice has a comforting voice and plays with melody and harmony in such a unique way. Her Gen-Z tongue-in-cheek lyrical style will resonate with the new generation of music listeners and captures a sense of vulnerability and the realities we face daily.


"I wrote this song with my band, Suburbamore, in mind. It was the summer of 2019, and I was about to leave for college. Life as I knew it was ending. The lyrics are a product of the nostalgic spirit in such a large transition in life, and the detailed imagery Frank Ocean uses to simultaneously capture unique moments and universal emotions. His "Self Control" had a huge influence on this idea. As a result, there are a lot of characters here: personified inanimate objects play with dreams, and some of my best memories. I talk about it in "SUBURBAMORE THE DOCUMENTARY", from 16:19 to 17:13. You can watch and listen to an early demo of it here:


I hope you enjoy this song as much as I enjoyed writing, recording, and living it.



About Just Alice:

Just Alice is the solo project of California artist Just Alice. As the only female member of Suburbamore, Alice produces light and airy vocals that accentuate the musicianship and creativity of her peers. Alone, she employs R&B, rap, classical, and folk influences to craft music that hovers at the darker intersection of Baroque and Lo-fi, singer/songwriter, and hip-hop. She's Just Alice. Watch out for her new music coming out over the next few months.


Links to socials:

https://www.instagram.com/justalicebibaud/


Lyrics:

Ghost Times - Just Alice


Verse I (VI)

The story always starts

on a night like this

Two kids so close that they just might - oh no -

Lookin’ for shooting stars

Man we thought that the world was ours


It was one such night

She was in my arms

Best friend, whirlwind of all weather

Fire light never looked so bright

(than when) we were burning by it together


Chorus(C) x2

[‘Cause] Baby Blue and you’ve got nothing on me

It’s a Seattle dream, it’s a gravity war

These are ghost times baby

I won’t meet you at Powell’s no more


VII

Another night

Me and two friends caught the fight or flight

And of the two we chose flight

To the hill where the priests live

One of two might be who - who might be the one

Who might stay

Who might not go

Who might always know

But we don’t know.

Those were ghost times

Fast times glad times - baby don’t leave town times


C x2

Baby Blue and you’ve got nothing on me

It’s a Seattle dream, it’s a gravity war

These are ghost times baby

I won’t meet you at Powell’s no more

Bridge

San Francisco, bike at night

Grassy hill, starry sky (San Francisco, bike at night)

The story always ends (Grassy hill, starry sky) (San Francisco, bike at night)

like it’s starting (Darkness doesn’t dance) (Grassy hill, starry sky) (San Francisco, bike at night)

for anybody anymore (You asked me, “what’s not gone, ) (Grassy hill, starry sky)

but isn’t there?” (the story always ends)

Like it’s starting


Outro

Baby Blue and you’ve got nothing on we

It’s an acid dream, it’s a canyon war

When you left, home left without you

Wanna go back, just one more time


Outro

Baby Blue and you’ve got nothing on me

It’s a London dream, it’s World War III

These are ghost times, baby

I won’t meet you at Powell’s no more

No more


Baby Blue and you’ve got nothing on me

It’s an orange dream, it’s a song called Leaf

These are ghost times, baby

I won’t meet you at Powell’s no more

No more


No more


Bridge

San Francisco, bike at night

Grassy hill, the starry sky

The story always ends

like it’s starting


Darkness doesn’t dance

for anybody anymore

You asked me

What’s not gone, but isn’t there?

I say


[ending]


Press Release by Hannah Schneider @ Unheard Gems


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