Released in 2010 and directed by the acclaimed James Wan, “Insidious” had Patrick Wilson as one of the main characthers and became a very successful franchise. Now, the fifth sequence “Insidious: The Red Door” is now in theathers and was the first one directed by Wilson himself.
The actor and director invited Ghost to compose the soundtrack of the new film, with a cover of Shakespears Sister’s “Stay”. The Swedish group not only recorded the song that will appear in the ending credits, it also had Wilson as a guest vocalist in the song.
Ghost had already appared in 2021 in the ending credits of Halloween Kills (2021) with their original song “Hunter’s Moon”.
In an statement, Patrick Wilson talked about inviting Ghost to perform the song: “It was Joe Bishara, our ‘Insidious’ composer and resident Lipstick Demon who first got me into Ghost about 10 years ago. Joe knew I liked metal… but he also knew I liked melody. What can I say? I’m a child of the ‘80s… when soaring voices and blazing guitars were played at every dance, every fast-food parking lot, and every day in my house. Ghost had the right blend of metal, melody, and an unforgettable image. This coming from a guy who collected KISS cards in the ’70s… so I know good rock branding and imagery when I see it!”
“Ghost, for me, is one of the most unique rock bands out there. Tobias‘s sense of melody is only matched by his storytelling. The blistering imagery of him and the band is unlike any other. The balance of dark lyrics with soaring (and dare I say… angelic) melodies, make listening to them a different experience than any other band out there. At least that’s what it does for me.”
“So clearly, when I wanted a band that embodied the spirit of ‘Insidious’ lore, I knew where to look first. ‘Stay’ is such a hauntingly beautiful tune to end my film with, because the dark lyrics juxtaposed against the sweeping melody (written by Dave Stewart) are a great bookend to my film.”
“Singing on it, alongside Tobias, was an absolute thrill. I wanted the tune to feel like it was Josh Lambert (my character) singing… and then being tempted by the devil (the lipstick demon)… in this case, sung by the brilliant Tobias Forge.”
“Tobias’s tone is a sharp contrast to mine, and his new arrangement of the song is faithful yet fresh. It was an honor to be featured on the tune, and I can’t thank Tobias and the Ghost crew, especially Tim Bickford and Kristen Mulderig, for making this happen.”
“Ghost is the perfect blend of theatricality met with musical mastery. Tobias is at the top of his game and I’m thrilled to have him on the soundtrack, and honored to sing alongside him,” Patrick Wilson said.
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