The Ghost Inside is streaming their new album Dear Youth at Alternative Press now. Dear Youth is out on November 17 via Epitaph Records. Dear Youth is The Ghost Inside's fourth full-length album. It was co-produced by Jeremy McKinnon of A Day To Remember and Andrew Wade.
Front man Jonathan Vigil explains the concept behind the album in a letter that he wrote to his younger self:
I'm writing to you now because it seems I’ve lost my way. I can't pinpoint exactly when it started, but I know that it’s not like it was before. I’ve realized the more time that passes, the more we lose touch. It’s starting to feel like all I ever do now is lose touch with things. But not you, I never wanted to lose you.
I wish I had something to blame it all on, but I don’t. One day I was there and the next I was here. As if I was dreaming and suddenly woken up. These days I'm always wondering if what I've done is enough. It’s getting harder and harder for me to shake this feeling of stagnance.
So old friend I’m writing to ask you what it feels like to have the whole world in your hand? Where we could set out and do anything that we imagined. Endless possibilities way before complacence set in. To be honest with you, I’ve forgotten what that all feels like. There was a wonder about us that has long since faded. That sense of excitement, I miss it.
Dear youth, will you show me again? I need to be reminded of those times, back before this began...
In theme of the album, the video released for "Dear Youth (Day 52)", featured fan-submitted footage of kids writing out their favorite lyrics from the song. It can be seen here.
After touring all summer on the main stage at the Vans Warped Tour, The Ghost Inside will tour on a North American co-headline run with label mates Every Time I Die. Tickets are on-sale now and show dates are listed below.