Deadly quotes from media Feb 2021
“’Summer’ is on track to be one of the most powerful entries in their discography to date.” – Rolling Stone
“Australia’s best new music for February…weaving English with his native tongue, and delivering a powerful punk song with sugary hooks and a thrilling momentum that belie the horrors of such a massacre“. – The Guardian – Australia’s Best New Music Feb 2021
“’Summer’ is one hell of an amped track with a beat that drives so strong it has the legs to keep rockin’ all Summer long – The Partae
“When it comes to addressing Indigenous affairs in the music scene, no one does it quite like Chasing Ghosts frontman J
“Every track on the forthcoming EP is about real people and real situations, all of them born from intense real-life stories”. – Scenezine
“Jimmy Kyle honestly admitted that he “was scared to write these songs.” – Hysteria Mag
Busted Lung is a rollicking track with a pub rock chorus that satiates the thirstiest of music lovers with a punk-rock bent. The track is the second to be released this year from Chasing Ghosts’ forthcoming EP “Homelands” out on May 14th.
Like all songs from the EP, ‘Busted Lung’ is a true-life story inspired by the resilient and stoic survival of one of Jimmy’s friends who was seriously assaulted in what was a calculated act of violence towards a young proud Gay man in a sickening hate crime which took place in inner city Melbourne circa 2015. The survivor in an act of courage and incredible compassion forgave both his attackers who were facing a potential 15-year sentence and advocated they maintain their freedom and be given a second chance. ‘Busted Lung’ asks of the listener – “What would you do?”
The accompanying film clip is inspired by these events and is both compelling and confronting. Created by filmographer Neal Walters who directed film clips for ‘Parkway Drive’, ‘Northlane’ and ‘Tonight Alive’ it is emotionally charged depicting the multiple waves that come emotionally crashing down on you when trying to process something so severe – anger, shock, anxiety, isolation, grief and in this remarkable case, the compassion that flows through the mind of someone trying to deal with ‘what happened’ to him.
Lyrics from Busted Lung
I feel guilty for bothering you
I’m not lost but I don’t know what to do
I’m not dead but I’m barely liv’in
And something’s just can’t be forgiven
Hid the bruises so work couldn’t tell
I’ve always been clumsy as hell
I never asked for this decision
to send two men to prison
wanna forgive the things they’ve done
But it’s hard to do with a busted lung
But it’s all that’s in my head
About the forthcoming EP titled HOMELANDS Jimmy Kyle has this to say
“I know people are going to come after me with some of these songs,” he says. “But I know in my heart that telling these stories is right and telling them in the way I do is the right thing to do. I know my audience is predominantly non-Indigenous, so I have to engage them in a way that engages their heart. Because that way they’re not going to be judged, but they can put themselves in an empathetic position to go on the journey”.
Homelands EP will be released on Friday May 14
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CHASING GHOSTS : are Jimmy Kyle (founder/frontman and chief song-writer ), Josh Burgan (guitar/vocals), Aaron Schultz (guitar/vocals), Jake Dargaville (drums), Chris O’Neill (keys/vocals) and Rohan Welsh (bass).