Cry Pretty—which sounds like a humble brag at best and a weird controlling demand at worst—released her debut single, “Ghost,” at the beginning of this month.
Inspired by that pottery wheel scene in the movie by the same name, “Ghost” is an indie pop jam with comparisons to Maisie Peters and MUNA. Recorded right after performing a seance in the recording studio, the song explores the whole gamut of feeling invisible to the one person you wish would notice you, or had noticed you and no longer does. If you really strain, you can sense the presence of Patrick Swayze (RIP) invoked by the seance.
As someone who has been ghosted many times, I related to this song on a spiritual level. Because, who hasn’t been ghosted before? If you haven’t, you’re either lying or so incredibly beautiful that you’re already not relatable, and therefore, I do not care about your life experiences or lack thereof.
Fortunately, for the average listener, you can zone out, not listen to the lyrics, and enjoy a nice moody pop song with vocals so silky smooth that whatever kind of sheet this ghost is using, it must have a high thread count. Unfortunately, however, I fixated on the lyrics and did not cry pretty while listening to this song.