“What’s a body but a cage? It keeps me weak; it keeps me strange,” Semler squirms under a layer of guitar. With “I’d Rather Be a Ghost,” she’s a phantom trapped between realms. In struggling with earthly existence, with an almost funeral dirge or plea, the singer-songwriter attempts to shake loose her demons (as best she can anyway). “Let me be a ghost dear. I’d haunt you so nice,” she moans. It’s not unlike a soundtrack piece you’d find for David Lowery’s A Ghost Story.
Listen to “I’d Rather Be a Ghost” below.