Ghost Gnotes (pronounced Ghost neeyotes), the nom-de-plume of Denver, CO musician Luke Mossman (Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats) releases “Takes Some Time,” the first single from his debut self-titled album, out May 29th, 2020. Premiering with American Songwriter earlier this week, they describe the emotive single, “[‘Takes Some Time’] sways in delicate instrumentation and echoes, mirroring all its emotional waves.”
“Takes Some Time” is available now via all digital service providers, here.
A song of transition, Mossman wrote “Takes Some Time” to process the complications in his relationship after his girlfriend unexpectedly decided to move out after years of living together. Mossman explains, “We were still planning to stay together, but obviously there was something in the air. And this song was an attempt to negotiate these feelings into something I could process. Trying to prepare myself for a reckoning and wondering if this was a path to growth, or something just the opposite.” “Takes Some Time” serves as the catalyst of the album’s themes - of Mossman’s introspection and a sort of therapy to help understand the pain and underlying beauty to be found in loneliness.
Mossman, who has spent much of the past 5 years touring the world as the lead guitarist with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, devoted his quiet, fleeting moments off the road to writing and recording deeply personal music of his own. These songs, which at first felt too personal to share, came together to create the serene, often haunting, collection of songs featured on Ghost Gnotes debut album.
The self-titled album was produced by Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Local Natives) – a longtime friend of Mossman. Joseph got wind of Mossman’s writing, and invited him to come to Eau Claire, WI so they could work on the record together. Joseph describes, “Luke is as strange as he is gifted. Often lost in thought, there is a quiet charm in knowing him and in seeing him drag a song into light.” He continues, “This album is a slowly drifting boat, headed down the river in a still dark. It is a moment where your breath hangs long in the cold air before sinking to the top of the water, and just out of reach is the bloated moon all orange and golden. Luke exists fully inside this music, and it's discovery.”
Set for release on May 29th, 2020, Ghost Gnotes album is available to pre-save now. Additionally, the album is now available to pre-order on 180-gram black vinyl, here.
Ghost Gnotes Tracklisting:
2. Figured Out
4. Exit Here
6. Takes Some Time
8. Again, Again
9. Alone is an Earful