Vancouver’s Derrival teamed up with Shades of Blue actor and Disney star Sarah Jeffery for their single “Ghosts Of Our Past”, and the lively pop ballad is massively catchy, with an electric crescendo that features fantastic harmonies.
“Ghosts Of Our Past” is an elctro pop dream, and the music video by directors Graham and Nelson Talbot takes a concert video, and mixes it with a love story.
Derrival’s self-titled, debut album was written by frontman Adam Mah, who said that he wrote the album as an examination of society’s obsession with celebrity culture. The band also offered up their album with an appropriate David Bowie quote that says a lot about their ethos: “The truth is of course that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.”
The self-titled album was produced by Ryan Worsley, a long-time friend of the band and Juno Award winner, and it was mastered by Chris Gehringer, known for his work with St. Vincent, Vince Staples, and Rihanna, at Sterling Sound.
Derrival were one of three bands chosen for the first Juno Masterclass, and earned a nomination from the Western Canadian Music Awards. The band includes Mah on lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Glen Jackson on lead guitar/vocals, Dan Kozlowski on drums, Deven Azevedo on bass/vocals, and Shane Stephenson on keys/vocals.
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