Ghost frontman Tobias Forge, who performs as Papa Emeritus and Cardinal Copia, gave his first public interview without a mask on Tuesday night inside the 200-seat Clive Davis Theater at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum. The discussion followed a three-song acoustic performance by Forge and three members of the group that included new single “Rats,” the Grammy-winning “Cirice” and “Jigolo Har Megiddo.”
During the interview, Forge said that the group’s upcoming album Prequelle was at least partially inspired by current world events, explaining, “I think that the end of the world has already happened many times . . . I wanted to make a record that sort of shone the light on surviving through a turmoil like that. This is a record about survival, but through somewhat troubled times.”
Prequelle will be released on June 1st and follows up 2015’s Meliora, which became the Swedish act’s breakthrough album in North America.
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