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Published on June 11th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


GhostDragon Debuts Emotive ‘Strangers Again’ EP

GhostDragon is a relatively new find for me and I’m glad I learned about him. His Strangers Again EP is an amazing introduction to the creativity to this artist…below is the official line on the release:

After debuting lead singles “Strangers Again,” “On My Phone,” and “Meaning To,” Bay Area breakout star GhostDragon (real name Preston Mah) excitedly debuts his sophomore EP, Strangers Again. An introspective musical experience, GhostDragon’s Strangers Again EP releases in full today, Friday, June 11 via Paradise Music Group.

A career best defined by the unrelenting desire to tap untouched emotion, GhostDragon makes music from the heart. Exploring the depths of the human experience, the Strangers Again EP chronicles themes of love, passion, introspection, and reflection. Opening brightly with his “Intro,” GhostDragon’s EP leads off swathed in orchestral charm before moving into its namesake, “Strangers Again” with Exede. Larger than life pop production carries the titular track, as Exede’s powerful vocal musings croon of love found and love lost. The four-minute whirring ride channels into “On My Phone” with dreamr. & GLNNA, a gorgeous, vocal-driven symphony recounting the familiar desire of longing to see a loved one’s name pop up on the phone.

A mellifluous testament to finding ones voice in times of hardship, track four, “Meaning To” with Kwesi is an honest single straight from the heart. Laced with unique production techniques and emotive synth work, “Meaning To” transcends the typical confines of dance music with its infectious use of folk instrumentation by way of acoustic guitar. Trading in the acoustic guitar for electric, GhostDragon enlists YERINMYWAY and Nate Mitchell for an entrancing “Still In Love.” Polished pop meets palpable intensity in “Still In Love” as GhostDragon makes way into the final single of his Strangers Again EP, “Worth My Time.” Teaming up with Meggie York & Exede one final time, “Worth My Time” pulls at heartstrings as GhostDragon’s sonic journey comes to an emotional end. Sultry vocal duets from Meggie York & Exede mix effortlessly into GhostDragon’s alluring songwriting, closing out the six-track wonder that is Strangers Again.

Strangers Again is the highly emotive and intimate sophomore EP from GhostDragon featuring hit singles “Strangers Again” with Exede and “Meaning To” with Kwesi. A deep, introspective look into the life and story of the artist, GhostDragon’s music has garnered high praise from tastemakers including The EDM Network, Beyond The Stage Magazine, and CelebMix, who referred to GhostDragon’s comprehensive sound as “[rising] above the boundaries of dance music.” At only 20-years-old, GhostDragon has collaborated with some of the biggest names in dance music including The Chainsmokers, Zedd, Slander, and more. In his career, he’s performed alongside the likes of GRYFFIN, Kaskade, Cash Cash, and G-Eazy, just to name a few. With endless more music to give, the story of GhostDragon is only just beginning.

“My extended EP of ‘Strangers Again’ is a collection of collaborations in which the vocalists and I have challenged ourselves to take on a reflective journey this past year. Each song represents a person, who we may know, wanting adoration expressed in different forms at various stages of a relationship. Throughout my songwriting & production process, I’ve been reminiscing the times I had with this special person in my life. It’s frustrating that I’m unable to win her back after many years of knowing this person for so long. The only thing I could do is to accept that we’ll just be unknown acquaintances again.

I hope listeners could relate to this EP after a year of being ‘bottled up’ and ‘overthinking’ at home.” – GhostDragon

Strangers Again EP Tracklist
01. GhostDragon – “Intro”
02. GhostDragon & Exede – “Strangers Again”
03. GhostDragon, dreamr. & GLNNA – “On My Phone”
04. GhostDragon & Kwesi – “Meaning To”
05. GhostDragon & YERINMYWAY – “Still In Love” ft. Nate Mitchell
06. GhostDragon, Meggie York & Exede – “Worth My Time”

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