Singled Out: Daisy McCrackin's I Think I'm A Ghost

04/12/2011
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Today Daisy McCrackin tells us about "I Think I'm A Ghost" from her brand new album "God Willing". Here is the story:

I hadn't thought about how complicated it actually was to wrote this song! I wrote the first few lines, "I Think I'm A Ghost" a LONG time ago, at least five years ago. So I just had the idea for it, the title written on a list and few phrases of the melody. Some earlier, much different versions of the song were in my Garageband I'm sure. So I wrote it at a time when I had never recorded or barely even played with other people or played out. It seemed to me that it was a childlike play with the idea of someone not being sure if they exist or not. It's kind of dark, sad and yet comical that the person would not be sure about their own state of incarnation. And I wanted it to be Victorian or somehow vintage, the lost little ghost girl in an old mansion.

I always intended to finish the song but nothing happened with it until I was in Berlin in the freezing winter in a friends living room, sort of stealing away a moment to play in between busy stuff. I had just arrived from shooting my first music video from my first EP in Paris, and my guitar was cold and grumpy from traveling. Suddenly, out popped the whole melody for the chorus and most of the rest of the song. But I thought it would be a new song called Invisible. Only later did I go, "Duh, that's the rest of "Ghost" obviously, Yay!"...I blame jet lag.

Anyway, it was still not a favorite of mine and seemed like there was something wrong with it in the verses, the phrasing or tempo. Then my band, Mike McGill and Salvatore Romano had so many great ideas for it and loved it so much, and insisted that it go on the album. So it just happens to be the single because it's the one that really came together in a special way when we went in the studio and turned out spooky and super great. This is unusual for me and quite a lesson because I am lazy about crafting things - I have a lot of songs and ideas so if a song doesn't seem to "write itself" or come together easily I often don't bother and go on to the next one. This song took a lot of re-working but was worth it in the end. So now I know how to do that. Thanks for listening to it. Peace out.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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