The American Idol season 9 winner tells American Songwriter, “‘Ghost Stories’ is about telling the story in a more abstract way so people can interpret the song for themselves,” he said. “I wanted not just the emotion of the music and lyrics, but the words themselves to have an impact. It was made in a way as it felt like a continuous movement across a page, as in a story.”
Lee wrote the haunting track this year in his home studio. It helped him bring the entire album together
“I had about half the record done and then everything happened and kind of felt stuck, but once I started writing ‘Ghost Stories,’ I hit this wave in inspiration for the rest of the album, and it all kind of snowballed from there,” Lee told American Songwriter. “There was so much emotion that was poured into not only the writing, but the recording of it as well, I can only hope that people feel that.”
Lee DeWyze Ghost Stories Lyric Video
Lee DeWyze Ghost Stories Track List
1. Ghost Stories
2. Night And Day
8. Victims of The Night
9. Waking Up
10. We Were Alive
On Lee’s Instagram, the singer songwriter shared how Ghost Stories cover artist came about. After revealing that the work is from contemporary artist Gregory Euclide, Lee writes, “This piece of his is called ‘From this distance; Sound Pearls’. After a really awesome and introspective conversation with Gregory about the piece and his process of how It came about – I shared the record with him and it was clear this was the cover art for Ghost Stories. The imagery looked, how the album made me feel.”
Ghost Stories is Lee’s seventh full studio album, including two sets he dropped in 2007 and 2010 before he competed on American Idol.
Along with a new album, comes a tour. Lee’s “Ghost Stories Tour 2021” kicks off on August 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Click HERE for tickets.