It’s always a pleasure to welcome the exceptional talent of Love Ghost to our blog, especially when they’re bringing such electrifying new music. Hailing from Los Angeles, Love Ghost has been consistently pushing the boundaries of alt-metal, and their track “Do You Like Me Now?” released on May 5 is a testament to their relentless drive and creativity. This powerhouse collaboration with Cinnamon Babe, produced by the illustrious MIKE SUMMERS (Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne), is sure to captivate and resonate deeply with us.

Getting started, the song opens with a retro melody and a low, brooding vibe that rapidly escalates into a fierce, thunderous alt-metal anthem. The opening lines delivered by Love Ghost’s Finnegan Bell, “Do you like me now? Do you hate me now?” set a defiant tone that resonates throughout the entire song. These lines sink us into a world of clash and toughness, laying the foundation for the emotional intensity that follows. Finnegan Bell’s vocal performance is raw and powerful, embodying the pain and defiance of the lyrics. His delivery is both vulnerable and aggressive, perfectly capturing the song’s themes of facing and overcoming hate.

Moving on to Cinnamon Babe’s verse, her contribution brings a unique edge to the song. Her nu-metal rap injects a fresh and dynamic energy, making the collaboration feel seamless yet distinct. Her verse, with lines like “lost everything plus my mental health, forgot myself in the web of lies,” adds depth to the narrative, highlighting personal struggles and the acceptance of being misunderstood. Cinnamon Babe’s confident and powerful delivery complements Bell’s, creating a harmonious blend of styles.

Now, the instrumentation in “Do You Like Me Now?” is a beautiful blend of alt-metal elements, with thunderous drums and guitar riffs that scream intensity. The production is another wholesome one that ensures that every note hits with precision, creating a sonic landscape that’s as fierce as the lyrics themselves. The dynamic shifts in tempo and volume keep us engaged, making it impossible for us to ignore the emotional weight of the song.

The accompanying music video, directed by King Zabb, is a brilliant visual counterpoint to the song’s intensity. We see Bell and Cinnamon Babe, seemingly isolated in their worlds, playing video games. Yet, their fierce performances leave no doubt about the emotions simmering beneath the surface. It’s a simple yet powerful concept that underscores the song’s message of resilience—even in isolation, the fire within burns bright.

Overall, “Do You Like Me Now?” is a battle cry for the misunderstood, the ostracized, and those of us who’ve ever felt like outsiders. It’s a testament to the power of self-belief and the importance of embracing our true selves, no matter what the haters say. So, let’s crank up the volume, let loose, and join Love Ghost and Cinnamon Babe in their glorious rebellion and sing out of our lungs.

Listen to “Do You Like Me Now?” by Love Ghost and Cinnamon Babe on Spotify, watch the video with the above link, and let us know your thoughts.

You can follow Love Ghost here for more information.







PS: The artist was discovered on MusoSoup, and a contribution was made to publish this.