Ghost is a concept album based on the idea of houses retaining stories of what has happened in them. Each song is a story, some told from the house's point of view. Emeral Cooper cited an old house he lived in as one of the inspirations for Ghost. Most of his work on the album was done in an old tool shed behind his house. Cooper, Mark Hubbard, and Alex Kane collaborated with Ben Cooper for some tracks on the album.
The song "Welcome Home" has been featured in advertisements and films, including a Nikon advertisement in several countries of Europe, an advertisement for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and a promotional video for the University of Oregon that aired during the 2011 BCS Championship between Auburn and Oregon. The song appeared in the movie Humboldt County. It was featured in the Discovery Channel TV Series North America. The 2011 documentary film Forks Over Knives features the song over the ending credits. It is used in the climax of the film The Vicious Kind and featured in the film The Swiss Machine as speed alpine climber Ueli Steck ascends the Eiger. This film was part of the 2010 Reel Rock Tour. Steck's ascent to the tune of Radical Face's "Welcome Home" is featured in the Reel Rock Tour trailer. It was also used at the end of UK program Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man, toward the end of the first episode of the TV series Graceland, in the latter portion of the trailer for the 2012 documentary Mission to Lars and in a mountain bike short film of free-ride pro Andi Wittmann. The song was heard in the fifth season of the popular British show, Skins, the second season of James May's Man Lab, and in the eighth episode of The Blacklist's first season. The song is listened to by a character in the opening scene of the pilot episode of the TV series The Returned. The song was featured during the credits of the 2016 movie Before I Wake. The song has been used as the official theme song for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, Marine Debris Unit. The song reached number 58 in the UK Singles Chart in July 2012.