I recently caught up with Rory McDonald frontman for New Zealand Hard Rockers Voodoo Bloo to talk about the most recent album “The Blessed Ghost” and all things Voodoo Bloo.
Following on from their first album JACOBUS, THE BLESSED GHOST is shaped by the concept of a fictional love interest but with a twist.
“As the writing progressed I realised something quite odd. This fictional person was just everything that I did not like about myself, in all ways shapes and forms I’d started to write about my own demons and they were glaring at me, and that’s when I finally figured out what The Blessed Ghost was,” says Rory McDonald, the band’s frontman.
“Our first album JACOBUS took a lot out of me. It felt like a moment where I’d finally passed on the torch of my friend who had left me, but I was still in the dark. After speaking with my therapist she seemed to think it was quite common for artists of any kind to feel this sort of low after finishing any major project, so instead of revelling in it, I tried to grasp on to it,“
“This album is not a story of a young adult trying to make his way through life, a breakup story or even one about loss, this was truly an adventure in self discovery, and it’s affected me in such a way that I know I’ll never be able to look at this time without pain-staking clarity because of it,” says Rory.
THE BLESSED GHOST is available on all streaming platforms now at https://bfan.link/the-blessed-ghost