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August 8, 2014 / bloggenstatt

I twee dead people

 

I recently heard “Ghost Story” by Charming Disaster during the weather segment of the wonderfully weird podcast, “Welcome to Nightvale”, and I immediately loved it.

“Ghost Story” is an extremely unconventional love song with enjoyable, although much more traditional twee instrumentation and vocals.

A man and a woman sing plaintively and familiarly about love over twanging string instruments and stomp-clap drumming. The wrinkle in the the oft-used arrangement is that the love of the song’s focus is between a woman and her recently deceased husband’s spirit.

The woman’s husband is dead and rotting in the ground, but she’s found peace with he’s doting ghost she never knew with his corporal form, and it makes for a bizarre, sweet love song.

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