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New Release – Chasing Ghosts by Eleanor Collides

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Eleanor Collides is the solo project of singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Nick Ranga. Named after Nick’s childhood imaginary friend, Eleanor Collides began as a lockdown project in 2021. After writing songs for many years, Nick finally decided to start recording them and Eleanor Collides was born.

His upcoming release ‘Chasing Ghosts’ also includes features from Lucoline, Andy Wilson and Michael Schiesari.

“We are all part of a community of musicians that support each other in creating and performing music. As I was working on recording and arranging the track I realized it needed some extra elements so I decided to bring in Lucy, aka Lucoline, Andy and Michael. Lucy joined me on vocals. Lucy and I have worked together many times and our voices compliment each other well. Andy provided the Spanish guitar solo and Michael contributed the guitar solo in the outro.”

What’s it about?

“The song is about death, about longing for someone who is no longer there. The narrative thrust of the song is a relationship that has broken down, two people that are unable to move on.”

Is it autobiographical?

“Not in the sense that it’s about a real relationship I had that broke down, that part is fictional. There are real feelings driving it though. I always try to draw from genuine emotions when I write songs, though I don’t like to be too literal with my lyrics. I want the listener to make their own connections and come to their own conclusions about the meaning of the song.”

Is this release different from your previous releases?

“This is a bit of a departure for me. When writing songs I always try to go where the song leads me, rather than having a preconceived idea of what an Eleanor Collides song should sound like. This track ventures into rock ballad territory which is new for me.”

Is there a story behind the cover artwork?

“The cover art is another of my photographs. It was taken in the graveyard of a small village church near where I live. The grainy, black and white image of a macabre subject like a graveyard seemed to fit this song really well.”

‘Chasing Ghosts’ is out 24th February. A pre-save is available.

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