Title - ‘Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me’
Artist - Levi Weaver
As his press release will truthfully tell you, Levi Weaver's music doesn't fit in a box; you'll be hard pressed to find a genre that is enough to describe him. It's no wonder he's at ease traveling as he does touring. Levi, currently based out of Nashville, is a seasoned road warrior, covering 50k miles in a year. He plays as a one-man band intriguing audiences with his loop pedals, his dual mics, and a violin bow.
Here on his new solo record, Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me the master story-teller - with a captivating lyrical integrity and gut-wrenching honesty - delivers one of his finest works of musical art; it has to be said.
We begin with the flowing ‘Borrowed Clothes,’ which tells of someone losing the one they love whilst; supposedly looking forward to their new life. This is backed by the harder, faster, darker ‘Song In My Branches,’ and as much as it is all of the aforementioned, it is quite easily one of the stand out tracks on this wonderful album.
Next come a delightful trio of tracks in ‘Respiration (Sing Me Red),’ the towering vocals of ‘Citadel,’ and then the plea of ‘Upper Middle Class.’ The beautiful ‘Pieces’ finds Carina Round taking lead vocals, and my oh my what an incredible vocal sound she has. That Coldplay-ish track is backed by the more sedate ‘Paddleboats,’ before both the feisty ‘Hear You Say My Name’ and then the brilliant; heartfelt ‘(I’m Glad) Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me’). A song that features the raw vocal talent of Lindsay Dethrage, (“I wrote some songs, I hope you accidentally hear them”) it is a real beauty of a track.
The fun, if there can be such a vibe for one of these songs ‘We Married Strangers’ is next with the much sadder, thoughtful ‘All Our Days’ following. The final song features the incredible lead vocals of Rachael Yamagata on ‘The Widow’s Song/The Widower’s Song,‘ and is truly an incredible way to bring this new album to a close.
Reviewed by: Russell A. Trunk