RULES share new Henry James inspired song “The Ghost”

RULES are proud to announce a third member to the band, Oskari Halsti.

RULES return with new song “The Ghost”, inspired by Henry James’s ’s Turn of the Screw
“The song images the hostility between two clashing views. The ghost has returned to claim what is theirs while there’s already a new person in their place with an equal claim. The electricity of the situation where the opposers feel they’re equally right is reflected in the suspense of the music.” RULES tell us.  “The Ghost” is released via Soliti on the 28th January 2022. 

Listen to “The Ghost”

  • Song by Iiti Yli-Harja & Oskari Halsti
  • lyrics by Sarra Keppola
  • Production: Oskari Halsti & Iiti Yli-Harja
  • Iiti Yli-Harja: lead vocals, synth
  • Oskari Halsti: backing vocals, drums, synth
  • Sarra Keppola: backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Oskari Halsti 
  • Mastered by Jarno Alho

Initial Reaction

Rumba shared the single “Rules is a band that plays “stadium pop for nerds” and draws its inspiration from world literature.”

“The Ghost” appeared on Monolith Cocktail’s Monthly review for January

Austin Town Hall “….playing upon the concept of duality between a ghost and human, offers these little elegant peaks and valleys, mixing in the abstract dreaminess and the pulsing hook that captures the listener.”

Nordic Music Central “But that isn’t how Rules haunt you. Their songs have a strong, melodic and atmospheric pop theme, enhanced here by some mazy synth runs that have the hallmark of innumerable UK synth bands of the 80s and 90s but with their own identify very firmly attached. That identity includes siren-like vocals from Iiti and Oskari. “I can smell your fear” they sing. I smell the sweet scent of success. “

Päivän Biisit “Soliti’s art pop band RULES, which has grown to three people, released a great new single The Ghost “

Along with the new single, RULES are proud to announce a new member to the line-up, Oskari Halsti. Oskari takes a step forward from behind the producer’s desk and joins Iiti and Sarra as a full collaborator in song-making and member of the band!

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