Ferraby Lionheart’s Haunted Track

After listening to Ferraby Lionheart’s piano- and guitar-fueled folksy, bedroom-pop gems, it’s hard to believe the Nashville-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter is unsigned. “The Ballad of Gus and Sam” off his self-titled EP sounds like, as Lionheart put it, “a haunting wagon-wheel ride through a pumpkin patch.” The focal point of the fuzz-filled track is the singer’s soaring voice as it consistently quavers with vulnerability, which isn’t surprising considering the song was inspired by a seance he and his friends held with a Ouija board.

During the spooky session, a guitar amp in the room started making ghostly noises as the board “made references to a spirit named Gus, who confessed to murdering a girl named Sam,” Lionheart told SPIN.com. “A couple of days later, one of the girls [at the Ouija session sit-in] said she was visited in her bedroom by the ghost of Sam. One time I was playing that song at a show, and the lights on the whole block went out. It’s haunted.”

Now Hear This:
Ferraby Lionheart – “The Ballad of Gus and Sam” (Download MP3)

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