Hello dark wave!
The singer of The Ritualists, Christian Dryden, is an unabashed fan of Duran Duran but that ain’t why we played them! “Musically, I like to think of “Forbidden Love” as the glittery love child of Black Sabbath and Duran Duran,” he says, and well, we hear it – along with the fact that this track would have been right at home in one of the TWILIGHT movies. However, he also commented that the track isn’t about a “Forbidden Love” that’s romantic – it isn’t about a person but music – ie, he’s asking, “What am I doing, giving up everything, bleeding on stage, for what? What am I taking from this?” Making his career a ‘forbidden love.’