Swiftly following on from their Independent Music Award winning debut album, Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts are delighted to announce its follow-up Nowhere To Go But Everywhere. With this and new single, Jesus and John Lennon, already out it was time for The Fountain to catch up with Ryan to discuss the track and plans for the remainder of 2020.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Jesus and John Lennon

Some folks love it. Some folks are genuinely offended! Haha. You know you’re doing something right, when people have such an extreme reaction, either way, to a song.  

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?

If something is destined to fall apart, regardless of how hard you try, or how much you love it, would you do it anyway? 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release, do I hear word of an album release?

Yeah. This new single will be followed by a new album. I know it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. The folks around me, who are a part of this journey also agree. Stevie (Van Zandt) says things like, “This is a classic album”… and just proclaimed on Twitter, “Without a doubt, one of the albums of the year”. So, understandably, I’m excited to put the album out in Sept, and see what the rest of the year brings.  

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

At this point, I just look forward to playing ANYWHERE, AT ALL! Sheesh. It’s so frustrating. I just wanna get back out there. I’ll play anywhere, and I’ll love every second.