Ghost in the Machine Share New Single “Crushed & Shattered”

The eclectic duo Ghost in the Machine, consisting of artists C4 and Face, are known for their thundering grooves, heavy guitars, and lush electronics. They have now taken a new journey through Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker” with their latest single, “Crushed & Shattered”.

We wanted to pay tribute by reinterpreting the tone and the lyric to deliver an unpredictable experience”, says Ghost in the Machine about their unique take on Pat Benatar’s classic song.

“Crushed & Shattered” explores two cover versions of “Heartbreaker”.  The “Crushed” version is a moody, mostly acoustic reinterpretation focusing on the heaviness of the lyrics and organic instruments, emoting the anguish of a heartbroken soul. The “Shattered” version deconstructs the song into a foreboding industrial experiment, stinging with pain and resentment as broken hearts bleed into tortured vocals and zombified guitars at a hopeless end.

Ghost in the Machine’s songs from their previously released groundbreaking albums have made their way into 21st-century world culture, heard on TV shows, feature movies, indie films, commercials, video games, mobile apps, and other modern media. Their music carries a message: “When life is hard and dark, it can still be transcended through the Ghost in the Machine.”