Music can transport us. It can put us into a different mood than we were when we first pressed play. It can help us rethink how we view certain topics or ideas. Depending on the narrative of the track, it can land us in a different world as we listen to a story unfold. Some tracks are crystal clear about where they’re taking you, while others leave the specifics up to the listener. Cincinnati-based artist Shannon Garcia has taken the path of leaving open the interpretation on her serene single “Spooky Action At A Distance.” Get ready to open your mind to adventure as we premiere the track this morning.
“Spooky Action At A Distance” is built on a lovely acoustic guitar Garcia picks at while she begins her tale. While the term “Spooky Action,” conjure up visions of ghouls and spirits, the lyrics are not quite so literal. Instead, Garcia looks back on the “ghost” of someone no longer in her life, although this “ghost” still weighs on her mind. As she grapples with these looming feelings and memories, the track expands out with just a dash of light synths to give an air of reflection and wonder to the proceedings, a representation of the wonder about what comes next as she moves forward. At its heart, “Spooky Action At A Distance” is about Garcia, a guitar, and a story, and at this core the track excels.
Garcia remains coy about what exactly “Spooky Action At A Distance” refers to. She says
“All of the songs on my upcoming EP, ‘fnExists,’ are written from a very personal perspective weaving pasts, present and futures into a melodic dimension running parallel to daily reality. This song, ‘Spooky Action at a Distance,’ is no exception. As a lover of just how magical music can be, its ability to affect the human brain, emotions and well being, I hesitate to reveal the ‘story’ behind the song, at this time. I wouldn’t want to ruin the magic of music for anyone that might enjoy feeling the song for themselves, in their current or alternate realities.”
Interpret the track for yourself and stream “Spooky Action At A Distance” below.