Ebony Buckle – Ghost

How would you feel if you were kept from the person that you loved for 2 years? Hopeless? Helpless? Lost? As it turns out, it’s all of those things and more. Ebony Buckle’s latest single Ghost (seen/heard here) is an autobiographical tale of just such a journey. Fighting to renew her visa after her marriage to husband Nick Burns, whom she co-wrote Ghost with over Skype, the two were kept apart and forced into a kind of limbo where their lives could not move forward, plans could not be made, everything for the couple was remote and on hold. Writing Ghost together was a healing mechanism that can heal your heart as well if you suffer from the loss of love or are separated by great distances from those that you care about.

Ebony Buckle taps the hopelessness of their situation through the lyrics in Ghost, and particularly, I feel, in this passage:

“I keep my hope in a jar by the door and I pray that it doesn’t get out,
I keep my hope in a jar by the door and I pray that it doesn’t get out.
I’m married to a ghost, he sees my needs, but he cannot touch me,
There’s nothing to believe in, still I see him every day.“

Knowing the circumstances, this is heart-wrenching and so sad. I cannot imagine how hard this must have been for them both. It’s a poetic lyric, beautiful in its own right without the music. The music, though, will take you away. It’s transformative and, in spite of the subject matter, it ends up portraying hope and winning in the end. 

Ghost is an epic masterpiece of composition, vaulted forward by the talent and sheer will of Ebony and NIck. The drivel of most of what the music industry offers pales in comparison to this gem that shines so brightly! Ebony Buckle is best known for her whimsical folk-pop, but hits a home run here with a subject devoid of whimsy, replacing it instead with a serious look at loss and separation that will have the listener hanging on every word.

You can find more information on Ebony Buckle by heading up to her website, complete with most of the links you require. There are no purchase links that I could find as yet and only a handful of singles available to stream, but keep your eyes open for more from Buckle. Hopefully, a long-player is in the works sometime soon.

Note: With Covid-19 still around, probably to be with us for some time, artists like Ebony Buckle and many others need your purchases to keep their heads above water. If your situation allows it, consider purchasing more in these tough times. –Vodka