Arielle Silver “Ghost Ships” – spectres of old relationships

Photo: Anabel DFlux

Ghost Ships‘ is an airy folk song from Arielle Silver’s new album ‘Watershed‘, it floats – naturally enough – on the waters of recollection and consolation as Arielle Silver reflects on things that happened and the dreams that never came to be me.  And finds the consolation in accepting that young love might not be destined to last forever, and that over the years it can turn out that a safe port can be found elsewhere.

Arielle Silver shared some information about the song and explained some personal references in the accompanying stop frame animation visualizer, saying that ‘Ghost Ships‘ is: ““A song about journeys not taken, the idea for this emerged out of a flash essay I wrote called “The Sleeping Porch,” first published in Under The Gum Tree (cameo of that essay is in the opening shot of the video), about youthful love and the innocence of first heartbreak.  This story was one of the seeds for this song. The next imagery of the piano was from a home where I was performing a house concert, but the rest of the furniture and pictures are from my living room. That’s my cat that Damon animated to leap onto the piano bench.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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