When a romantic relationship ends, sometimes it’s easy to move on. We say goodbye, walk out the door, and don’t think of the person again. But sometimes it isn’t so easy. Relationships drag on and even after they end, we find ourselves looking back at what once was. Before we can truly move on, it’s all we can do to ruminate and obsess over every minute, every second, and every moment we spent with another person. At some point however,  once we’ve thought about it as much as we can, we must make the choice to move forward, even if letting go doesn’t seem like a possibility. It’s what must be done in order to grow but sometimes thoughts of what once was still remain. If you’ve ever found yourself in that position, prepare to be reminded of every broken heart you’ve ever had with Handsome Ghost‘s new song, “Reckless Lover.”

Handsome Ghost is comprised of singer-songwriter Timothy Noyes and multi-instrumentalist/producer Eddie Byun. The duo blend pop, indie, alternative, and even electronic influences, but at the end of the day, their songs are centered around the stories they intend to tell. After releasing two EPs (2015’s Steps and 2016’s The Brilliant Glow) and several singles, they’ll be releasing their debut full-length album Welcome Back on January 26, 2018 via Photo Finish Records.


Speaking about “Reckless Lover”, Noyes recently told Ones To Watch:

“Every song on our first record is about this one long, winding relationship of mine. My thought was that in order to fully close the book on something you have to first analyze every sentence, every beginning and ending, and so that’s what I did. ‘Reckless Lover’ is maybe the best example of that.

It’s a song that contrasts how much time has passed and how much everything has changed while focusing on one particular night, where it seems like everything is just as it was before. It put me a weird place when I was writing it, because you have to admit that you haven’t let anything go before you can actually try and put it behind you. That’s the goal behind this song and the record as a whole. Dive in, get it out there, and then move on, hopefully.”

If you enjoy what you hear, you can catch Handsome Ghost on tour with Flor this February and March. The full list of dates can be seen below.

Handsome Ghost Tour Dates with Flor:

2/2 @ Crocodile in Seattle, WA
2/3 @ Holocene in Portland, OR
2/4 @ Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, UT
2/7 @ Globe Hall in Denver, CO
2/8 @ The Maintenance Shop in Ames, IA
2/9 @ 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, MN
2/10 @ Subterranean in Chicago, IL
2/11 @ Basement in Columbus, OH
2/13 @ Pike Room in Pontiac, MI
2/14 @ Rivoli in Toronto, ON
2/16 @ Middle East Upstairs in Boston, MA
2/17 @ Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
2/18 @ World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA
2/20 @ DC9 in Washington, DC
2/21 @ Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC
2/22 @ The High Watt in Nashville, TN
2/23 @ Masquerade (Purgatory) in Atlanta, GA
2/24 @ Social in Orlando, FL
2/26 @ White Oak (Upstairs) in Houston, TX
2/27 @ Stubb’s Jr. in Austin, TX
2/28 @ Three Links in Dallas, TX
3/2 @ Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ
3/3 @ Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA