Today marks the release of the highly anticipated solo album from Andy Black, The Ghost Of Ohio. Upon its release, the album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.
Congrats are in order!
“I’ve always liked the idea of building worlds, making a character for myself, in very heightened and stylized dimensions I could live in,” Black says about the album. “It’s about expressing myself creatively, while making something that didn’t exist before.”
The Ghost Of Ohio tells the tale of someone who died young, whose spirit inhabits an area for a hundred years looking for ways to connect while feeling forgotten.
The album, produced by Grammy nominee John Feldmann, acts as the soundtrack to his graphic novel of the same name.
“I think I had an overall emotional renaissance when it came to doing this [project],” Black told AltPress about the space of his life dedicated to the making of The Ghost Of Ohio album and its spin-off graphic novel component.
“My ability to understand other people and just communicate and have empathy was greatly improved by this whole project. When you’re putting yourself out there on your own, there’s no safety net.”
“You’re not part of a gang of people who think, ‘Who cares what anybody else says? It’s us against the world.’ Which is great, but when you’re in a position when you’ve done that through your teenage years and into your adult life, you inherently close yourself off to the human condition.”
You can check out the official music video for the album’s title track, below.
Black is currently on his Ghost of North America tour. Grab tickets here and check out the list of remaining dates below.
04/13 –Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
04/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
04/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
04/17 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic
04/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
04/20 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
04/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
04/23 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
04/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
04/26 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
04/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
04/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
05/01 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
05/03 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
05/04 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
05/06 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
05/07 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
05/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Phantasy Nightclub
05/11 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
05/13 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
05/15 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
05/17 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27
Have you checked out Black’s recently released solo album yet? What’s your favorite track? Sound off in the comments below!