My Ghost ~ Glass Pear

glass-pearGlass Pear is singer/songwriter Yestyn Griffiths. The Welsh singer is the younger brother of recording artist Jem. After co-writing songs for her first album, Finally Woken, and the follow-up, Down To Earth, Griffiths sent a 4 track demo to the DJ Nic Harcourt of KCRW. Harcourt’s early support for the tracks “Last Day Of Your Life” and “Vultures” was instrumental in getting the music heard. In late 2008, the producers of 90210 chose “Last Day Of Your Life” to end the first episode of the new series and Grey’s Anatomy used the track in early 2009. Described by Dave Matthews’ A&R as being like “Keane but with balls”, Griffiths cites Jeff Buckley and The Beatles as influences, while echoes of early Radiohead and Coldplay are heard throughout Glass Pear’s stadium-sized sound.

Asked on NPR radio for her 2009 music tips, Gossip Girl’s music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas said that Glass Pear “will have a big impact in the future. [He writes] beautiful, melodic, well-crafted pop songs.”

In October 2009, CW series The Vampire Diaries used Glass Pear’s song “Wild Place”. Fox’s hit TV series Bones followed with a prominent placing of “My Ghost” in November towards the end of the episode. The first album, Streets of Love, was released on Griffith’s own label, WOL Records.

“Until the morning comes”, a special collaboration with Jem, was released in December 2009.

An eight song EP, Sweet America, was released in August 2010.

My Ghost

My Ghost is the 10th song on the 2009 album, Streets of Love.  It is a song that has been featured on the TV series, Bones in Season 5.

Lovers come and lovers go,
Once they lived but now they’re ghosts,
Walking the streets they used to know like shadows.

People disappear every hour and every year,
Sometimes I believe they’re here like shadows,
Like shadows.

Who can you trust, in this place?
And whom can I put my faith?
If you’re real, then show me now,
Who you are.

How can I love, without grace?
Shine a light on your face,
If you’re real, then show me now,
Who you are.

Blowing like a secret wind,
Pouring on my naked skin,
Like a river flowing in the ocean.

And when I turn to see your face,
I saw a joy I could not place,
Vanishing without a trace,
Like a shadow in the sun.

Who can you trust, in this place?
Where can I put my face?
If god is love, then why the world the way it is?

How can I love, without grace?
Shine a light on your face,
If you’re real then show me now,
Who you are.

My ghost.

  • Audio from the 2009 album, Streets of Love:
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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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