- Words Louis Rabinowitz
Casper the Ghost's new EP experiments joyfully with the idea of alt-rock.
It takes two to make Casper the Ghost – the mercurial duo consisting of Casper Brodin and Victor Hillbom have been experimenting in style for years, fusing and reshaping genres, calling back to the spirit of the alt-rocking 90s jet infusing it with a very contemporary spirit.
The Gen Z wunderkinds have picked up an impressive fanbase with their relatable tracks possessing a resonance well beyond their native Sweden, and now they’re set to show their next evolution with the release of their new EP, ‘Holding on for dear life’.
The seven-song collection has a proudly experimental edge, kicking off with the woozy feel of the “The Box” and weaving in and out of different sounds around the alt-rock aesthetic, from the upbeat slacker rock of focus track “Cool Kids” to the classic pop-punk sounds of closer “SUPERFICIAL”. The EP opens out the idea of alt-rock to show its vastness and its capacity for experimentation, and the results are exciting indeed.
On the EP, they say, “It feels great to release this collection of songs, which really represents what the project has become. A lot has changed in the last year, not only with the sound but we’ve both matured, as artists and people. The only thing consistent is our process and love of creation itself”.