Badflower Announces Debut Album 'OK, I'm Sick,' Unveils Acoustic 'Ghost'


Badflower frontman Josh Katz is happy new acoustic model of "Ghost" -- whose video is premiering completely under from a current Spotify session -- will give the track's followers a have a look at the way it was constructed within the first place.

"When it was written it wasn't a heavy rock track," Katz tells Billboard in regards to the monitor, which has handed one million views on YouTube. "It was written to be very acoustic and campfire-y, so it is sensible once we play it this manner. I like the acoustic model for that purpose, 'trigger it makes me really feel like I did when it was first written."

Then once more, Katz didn't really feel all that good on the time he got here up with the track, which shall be a part of Badflower's first full-length album, OK, I'm Sick, which comes out Feb. 22 on Big Machine/John Varvatos Records. Pre-order right here.

"Ghost" was impressed by the singer-guitarist's wrestle with panic dysfunction, which reached a disaster level as Badflower -- the primary act signed to dressmaker John Varvatos' new imprint with the Big Machine Label Group -- was ending touring to assist its 2016 EP Temper. Katz poured his fears and ideas into "Ghost," calling the writing "my very own type of remedy. It felt prefer it wrote itself. I didn't wish to dumb it down or make it sound secure. I simply needed to say all of these issues precisely the way in which I mentioned them. Honestly, I don’t know if I'd be persevering with on this band had it not been for 'Ghost.'" But whereas the catharsis was welcome, Katz was not anticipating the track to be a single, a lot much less successful.

"I believed it wasn't going to make the document and there was no approach anybody was going to love it," he remembers. "I knew it was particular for myself, however I simply thought the content material was perhaps too heavy for the viewers to essentially grasp and take it in a optimistic approach. But the band actually beloved it and the producer actually beloved it and our supervisor heard it and he actually beloved it and it type of went up the chain of individuals till it was unanimous on the label. I gave my opinion, which was, 'Are you positive it is a good thought...?'"

Badflower's OK, I'm Sick has 13 songs culled from an estimated 50 concepts the group thought-about. "There's loads of heavy lyrical content material -- trustworthy, no filter, very emotive," Katz says, whereas the Los Angeles quintet hits simply as exhausting with the music. "We're a rock band, so it's loads of guitar-driven stuff, but additionally there's loads of down-tempo stuff -- I suppose ballad could be the phrase to make use of, however I don't actually like that phrase. We actually weren't attempting to impress folks on a musical stage; We had been simply attempting to be real and make one thing that sounded proper and felt proper."

Badflower shall be touring into early December and already has a heavy itinerary beginning in February. Katz has a greater grip on his nervousness points today, however he acknowledges that it's nonetheless a problem. "It's scary to assume that the album's going to return out and I'm gonna need to go on tour once more and shove myself into that life once more," he notes. "And if it goes nicely the strain's solely gonna get increased and issues are solely gonna get greater and scarier. It's a dream come true to do the issues that I get to do, however on the similar time it's terrifying. Had it not been for the reception (for 'Ghost') and the way it's made me really feel like a brand new particular person getting on stage, I actually don't know the way I'd be getting by way of this."