Friday, July 7, 2023

Ghost and Patrick Wilson cover Stay for Insidious The Red Door movie

Ghost and actor-director Patrick Wilson have teamed up to cover the 1992 Shakespears Sister hit, “Stay”, as featured in the new movie “Insidious: The Red Door.”

Available in cinemas today, the Wilson-directed project is the fifth film in the “Insidious” franchise.

“The song will be haunting the end credits of the new film ‘Insidious: The Red Door’,” says Ghost. “Thank you for your undying support.”

Wilson first approached Ghost leader Tobias Forge last year after being a longtime fan of the Swedish outfit.

"It was Joe Bishara, our Insidious composer and resident Lipstick Demon who first got me into Ghost about 10 years ago,” explains Wilson. “Joe knew I liked metal... but he also knew I liked melody. What can I say? I'm a child of the '80s... when soaring voices and blazing guitars were played at every dance, every fast food parking lot, and every day in my house. Ghost had the right blend of metal, melody, and an unforgettable image. This coming from a guy who collected Kiss cards in the '70s... so I know good rock branding and imagery when I see it!

“Ghost, for me, is one of the most unique rock bands out there,”
he continues. “Tobias' sense of melody is only matched by his storytelling. The blistering imagery of him and the band is unlike any other. The balance of dark lyrics with soaring (and dare I say... angelic) melodies, make listening to them a different experience than any other band out there. At least that's what it does for me.

“So clearly, when I wanted a band that embodied the spirit of Insidious lore, I knew where to look first. 'Stay' is such a hauntingly beautiful tune to end my film with, because the dark lyrics juxtaposed against the sweeping melody (written by Dave Stewart) are a great bookend to my film. Singing on it, alongside Tobias, was an absolute thrill. I wanted the tune to feel like it was Josh Lambert (my character) singing... and then being tempted by the devil (the lipstick demon)... in this case, sung by the brilliant Tobias Forge. Tobias' tone is a sharp contrast to mine, and his new arrangement of the song is faithful yet fresh. It was an honor to be featured on the tune, and I can't thank Tobias and the Ghost crew, especially Tim Bickford and Kristen Mulderig, for making this happen.

"Ghost is the perfect blend of theatricality met with musical mastery. Tobias is at the top of his game and I'm thrilled to have him on the soundtrack, and honored to sing alongside him."

Curently on the road across Europe, Ghost will release an extended box set edition of the band's latest album, "Impera", on July 28; the package will feature the original cover version of “Stay” as an exclusive to this box set.

Get your copy of “Stay” here.

See also:

Ghost announce limited edition Impera box set
Ghost stream new covers EP Phantomime
Ghost stream Iron Maiden classic from new covers EP Phantomime
Ghost win Swedish Grammis Award for Impera
Search Ghost at hennemusic