[Cover photo credit to Estefania Krol/KRÖLHAUS]
Indie-Rocker Good Bison has returned with his synthy new track “Can’t Waste This High.” It’s the first single off of his upcoming EP Ghost on Mulholland which is set for release independently on February 21, 2023. Following the storyline of a self-penned short story, the song, and the EP as a whole, is an R.L. Stine / Goosebumps-inspired narrative of the protagonist’s flight from a ghost who has followed him all his life.
Featuring a mixture of live instrumentation and electronic elements, “Can’t Waste This High” was written and recorded in Miami by Good Bison brainchild Pablo Alvarez and also by Abraham Mendez (Abes), with George Spits handling additional Production, mixing and mastering, and Agustin Mas on lead guitar. The repetitive and simple lyrics are a “desperate attempt to escape the powerful ghost’s looming presence via immersion in utter bliss, even when it’s fleeting”.
Abes and I wrote ‘Can’t Waste This High,’ along with the rest of the EP, over Thanksgiving break in Miami last year. This song was built entirely around the bass riff, and has probably the least amount of lyrics of any Good Bison song ever. It was originally meant to be an interlude, but once we brought George Spits into the mix we decided it needed to be more. I always knew I didn’t want to write a verse for the song because everything that needed to be said was already being communicated by the music.
He continues about the EP:
Most of our collaborations until now had been long distance, and we wanted to capture the magic we feel when we’re jamming together in the same room. Towards the end of last year, I planned a trip to Miami, and basically lived at Abes’ house for seven days while we wrote these songs. Early on, the image of a ghost on the beach attached itself to the music in my mind and refused to let go. I already knew the record was meant to be a journey, so I started writing a ghost story that mirrored the EP track by track. Once I had the plot mapped out, I worked with Estefania Krol (the director of KRÖLHAUS) to bring the ghost to life.