Ghost‘s upcoming album Impera features a track criticizing former Vice President Mike Pence.
As frontman Tobias Forge tells Kerrang!, the song “Griftwood” is about Pence and “anyone like him who’s willing to soil everything they’ve worked for.”
“He’s known as this sort of Bible thumper, believing that he has strong faith, and he’s just this awful, awful person in any way,” Forge says of Donald Trump‘s VP. “He tries to tell the world that he serves God, that he’s part of the good side. Whereas at the end of the day, the only thing he wants is power.”
Forge adds that “Griftwood” isn’t “necessarily…all about” Pence, rather “people like him.”
“A lot of politicians, lot of preachers, a lot of clergymen throughout the history of time,” he says.
Impera, the follow-up to 2018’s Prequelle, arrives March 11. It includes the singles “Hunter’s Moon” and “Call Me Little Sunshine.”
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