London-based four-piece Ghost Arcadia are ready to reintroduce themselves with their first single since early 2023, with their brand new track ‘UNDER’, set for release on the 10th May 2024.

Looking to go deeper than the stomping hard rock Ghost Arcadia left behind in 2023, ‘UNDER’ is the sound of a band setting out their stall with cacophonous intent. Recorded at Steel City Studios, the enigmatic new single began to take shape as early as 2020, with the group’s demos alluding to a heavier sound than their pop-punk roots. ‘UNDER’ encapsulates the heavy, anthemic sound the budding outfit was gunning for, with an intro and choruses reminiscent of pre-arena tour Sleep Token and verses’ that yearn for a Sam Carter feature. Coming a long way musically from their debut ‘Midnight’, vocalist Reuben Beau Davies’ vitriolic screams are a welcome addition to a noise that will only get louder with every release.

Expanding on the creative process, the band said: “‘UNDER’ is a celebration of all that came before us, and unashamedly Ghost Arcadia. We’ve had hints of a heavier direction laced through our stuff before, so the jump felt pretty close. We’re all big fans of the heavier side of things, so why not start writing more along the lines of what we’re listening to?” They continued, talking about the inspiration behind the track: “It’s [‘UNDER’] is an exploration of the everyday battles we face within ourselves. From addiction to self-doubt, we all face battles at some point in our lives. The song conveys the message that even when you are at your lowest, there is still a way out; there is still a light left to guide you from the “Under”. Sometimes, we must dive into our darkest depths before we can finally find a way out.”

‘UNDER’ is the first insight into Ghost Arcadia’s upcoming EP, What We Become, set for release later this year. Priding themselves on writing adrenaline-fueled tracks and drawing inspiration from all different genres, it is no surprise that the project’s inspiration is the mantra “Genre is dead,” with a diverse back catalogue, proving themselves as a band who refuse to be pigeonholed. Born from a duo, Ghost Arcadia originally consisted of vocalist Reuben Beau Davies and rhythm guitarist Anthony Hollis, soon adding Adam Ford (lead guitar) and Ali McCreadie (drums) to the ranks. With some notable radio play from BBC Introducing and Total Rock (Chris Stevens), as well as picking up Maximum Volume Music’s‘ Band of the Day’, Ghost Arcadia are ready to set the alternative scene alight with both ‘UNDER’ and the forthcoming EP, after opening up discussions to return to Steel City Studios to finish the EP this Spring.