Scandinavian dream pop duo, The Ghost Of Helags, have revealed a new single, The Santa Rosa Song. The Ghost of Helags are singer-songwriter and producer duo Teresa Woischiski and John Alexander Ericson. Hailing from Sweden and now located to Berlin, the pairing combine the ethereal dreampop sounds of their Scandinavian roots with the electronic nuances inspired by Berlin. The band spoke with The Fountain about the new track and where the name came from.
TF: A new single, how exciting, what has the reception been like so far?
Pretty surprisingly good. Since our last shows in Berlin, we have had some beautiful new fanbase. Gives us more creative spark to work on new songs. Its great to get some positive response from outside Germany now as well.
TF: With a title like The Santa Rosa Song, I’m expecting something summery, perhaps what we need right now?
You’re half right. the song has it origins in sunny California. But then got finished in wintery Berlin. It is a quiet song but with a lot of impact.
TF: And where did the name The Ghost of Helags come from, certainly a unique one?
Helags is a mountain up North in Sweden, a special place, really cold and quiet in winter time. We love to go to a cabin there to relax and record new songs.
TF: And is the first from an EP or an album that we can see the release of later in 2019?
Indeed. Our EP will be out this December. We are going to London these days to record a few songs.
TF: Will you be promoting the release with a tour at all, will we have the pleasure of seeing you live?
Yes. Scheduling shows in UK right now. Hopefully Scotland as well.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Our show at Berghain was amazing sold out show, it was so much fun and the audience danced a lot. Funkhaus in Berlin was also mind blowing. Different setup. The venue is legendary, we played in front of a 20 metre high organ, a churchy vibe. If you are ever in Berlin, you must check out this place, a former East German radio station.