Andy Black Releases Title Track From Upcoming Album ‘The Ghost Of Ohio’

Singer-songwriter Andy Black is giving fans another sneak preview of much-anticipated sophomore album, The Ghost Of Ohio (Lava/Republic), with today’s release of the title track.

About the song, Black says, “I grew up in southwestern Ohio and moved to Los Angeles at age 18, I’ve been on the road for essentially my entire adult life but some part of me always has this intrinsic connection to the town I am from and the good and bad times I experienced there. This song and video both represent the idea of viewing your home from the perspective of an outsider. I wanted to explore the idea of what it feels like to be ‘home’ but feel a million miles away even though you’re surrounded by all the things you are most familiar with.”

“Since the record is also the companion piece to a graphic novel of the same name that follows the titular character in a fictional version of my hometown, I wanted to capture that feeling in the video. This is ‘the ghost’ haunting his own memories and experiences. One of my favorite music videos is Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ and I hoped to capture that same sort of vibe with this video.”

“My grandmother’s birthday happened to fall around the same time that we were in Cincinnati filming the video and it was such a great experience getting to spend that day with her. The following day we shot in her house for hours. I’d say about 30 percent of the video is in her house (attic, back yard, etc.), which is a place I spent a tremendous amount of time as a child. Also we were able to put photos of both her and my late grandfather in the video which was very special to me! It’s her voice you hear say “he’s the ghost of Ohio” in the outro of the song.”

The Ghost Of Ohio sees Black re-teaming with Grammy nominated producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! at the Disco), who helmed 2016’s acclaimed debut The Shadow Side. “Westwood Road” was mixed by Grammy winner Neil Avron (Twenty One Pilots, Thirty Seconds To Mars). The new album is semi-autobiographical, mining the haunted history of Black’s hometown to tell a story that explores his childhood anxieties and obsessions.

Black will support the long-awaited new album with The Ghost of North America Tour, a headlining run that will kick off April 7th at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA (see itinerary below).

“The Ghost Of Ohio is the next step. It’s a full embrace of my long-held passion for imagination, stretching back to when I discovered my dad’s KISS trading cards in the basement and walked my neighborhood streets dressed up like Batman.”

Andy Black’s The Ghost of North America Tour:

Apr. 07: Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Apr. 09: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Apr. 10: Portland, OR – Hawthorne
Apr. 12: Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
Apr. 13: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Apr. 14: Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theatre
Apr. 16: Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Apr. 17: Denver, CO – The Gothic
Apr. 19: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Apr. 20: San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
Apr. 22: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Apr. 23: Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Apr. 25: Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Apr. 26: Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
Apr. 29: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Apr. 30: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 01: New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 03: Worcester, MA – The Palladium
May 04: Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
May 06: Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
May 07: Chicago, IL – Metro
May 08: Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
May 10: Cleveland, OH – Phantasy Nightclub
May 11: Detroit, MI – The Majestic
May 13: Toronto, ON – The Opera House
May 15: Montreal, QC – L’Astral
May 16: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
May 17: Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27