The Swedish band Ghost has teamed up with actor Patrick Wilson for a special cover of the Shakespears Sister’s song “Stay,” which happens to appear in the new horror movie Insidious: The Red Door.
As noted by Blabbermouth, this song appears in the final scene of the movie and also plays over the credits. Alongside Tobias Forge‘s vocal performance, Wilson also sings, and wow he sure as hell has a remarkable voice.
Speaking about how this song came to be, Wilson provides the following (as shared by Blabbermouth):
“It was Joe Bishara, our ‘Insidious’ composer and resident Lipstick Demon who first got me into Ghost about 10 years ago. Joe knew I liked metal… but he also knew I liked melody. What can I say? I’m a child of the ‘80s… when soaring voices and blazing guitars were played at every dance, every fast-food parking lot, and every day in my house. Ghost had the right blend of metal, melody, and an unforgettable image. This coming from a guy who collected KISS cards in the ’70s… so I know good rock branding and imagery when I see it!
“Ghost, for me, is one of the most unique rock bands out there. Tobias’s [Forge, Ghost mastermind] sense of melody is only matched by his storytelling. The blistering imagery of him and the band is unlike any other. The balance of dark lyrics with soaring (and dare I say… angelic) melodies, make listening to them a different experience than any other band out there. At least that’s what it does for me.
“So clearly, when I wanted a band that embodied the spirit of ‘Insidious’ lore, I knew where to look first. ‘Stay’ is such a hauntingly beautiful tune to end my film with, because the dark lyrics juxtaposed against the sweeping melody (written by Dave Stewart) are a great bookend to my film. Singing on it, alongside Tobias, was an absolute thrill. I wanted the tune to feel like it was Josh Lambert (my character) singing… and then being tempted by the devil (the lipstick demon)… in this case, sung by the brilliant Tobias Forge. Tobias’s tone is a sharp contrast to mine, and his new arrangement of the song is faithful yet fresh. It was an honor to be featured on the tune, and I can’t thank Tobias and the Ghost crew, especially Tim Bickford and Kristen Mulderig, for making this happen.
“Ghost is the perfect blend of theatricality met with musical mastery. Tobias is at the top of his game and I’m thrilled to have him on the soundtrack, and honored to sing alongside him.”
Let alone that it’s awesome to hear Ghost in a horror movie, this cover in general is absolutely incredible. You can check out the cover for yourself below, and also you’ll find Ghost’s upcoming North American 2023 tour dates.
“Stay” from Ghost and Patrick Wilson
Upcoming Ghost 2023 tour dates:
- 8/2 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
8/4 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
8/5 – Airway Heights, WA – BECU Live at Northern Quest
8/7 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/8 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
8/11 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/12 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
8/14– Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
8/15 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/16 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
8/18 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/19 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
8/20 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
8/22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
8/23 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
8/24 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/25 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
8/27 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
8/29 – Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
8/30 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
8/31 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/2 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
9/3 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
9/5 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
9/7 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
9/8 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
9/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
9/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum