song 84 is something i’ve been dying to share since i first heard about it. my friend jordan from mutual benefit told me a while ago he’d write me a song for the blog after i told him about it/asked him if he’d be interested. jordans one of my favorite songwriters ever and i’d loved mutual benefit and any&all other work he had a hand in for a long time before we even met for the first time. more importantly, jordans one of my favorite people ever and definitely one of the best you’ll ever meet. so the combination of getting to feature a song from someone i really admire but also love a lot as a friend/fmly is always something im excited about.
when he finally sent me the song a few days ago, i was amazed. it’s without a doubt one of my favorite things, if not my favorite thing, he’s shown me. i’ve been listening to it nonstop since. and now i can finally share it here. so please check it out. it’s called “ghosthunting (2/12)” and i’m going to attach the text jordan sent over about it in the original email because i think it’s absolutely perfect and integral to the beauty of the song (though it certainly stands alone as well)
Life is too complicated for binary moments of either happiness or sadness. This song is made from excerpts of a small outdoor ceremony held for the ghost of a dear friend who I’m sure is much better off in a different form.
They say 3am is when spirits have the easiest time interacting with us but I’m not sure whether he showed up or not. He may have well been that gust of wind in the midst of a calm night or the purring from the ground as I hummed a quiet melody.