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Music2018-10-25T08:24:05+00:00

Purple Road EP

My debut EP, take a stroll down the Purple Road with me…

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Nobody Knows

I wrote ‘Nobody Knows’ after my friend NUUXS released her song ‘No Good For Me’ – an anthem about cutting toxic people out of your life. It made me think about some of those people in my own life. People who, on the surface, are your friend but who actually use you as a floatation device and a punching bag – pushing you down to keep themselves up, and jabbing at you to stay sharp. I’m someone who internalises stuff and obsesses over it, who can never switch themself off – I wear my heart on my sleeve and my sleeve soaks up everything. ‘Nobody Knows’ is really a release for me of years of feeling written off and made fun of for “not doing anything” when I knew I was giving so much – parts of me these people would never give. And, because of that, feeling totally alone and like no one gets me or could ever get me…then feeling ashamed of that self-pity. It’s brooding and bitter – a warning that you never really know what someone is going through or how they’re feeling, unless you ask. We are so quick to judge and condemn, these days. It’s only by taking the time to put yourself in someone else’s shoes that you can begin understand the toll it takes chasing their dream, and how hard it can be for them just to keep going – a kind of toughness that only comes from being constantly vulnerable.

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Willow

This one started out as a poem set to music really – a lullaby, after close friends had a baby girl called Willow! I wanted to paint a beautiful, peaceful image lyrically, inspired by this new life, a new beginning, and voyage into the unknown. The message is, that fundamentally, everything is going to be ok – “don’t weep for me, Willow”. It’s as much a message to me, as it is to her and makes an uplifting (and welcome!) contrast to the first two songs.

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Sinking

‘Sinking’ is about falling under someone’s spell. You don’t want to – you know better – but they’ve hooked you and left you marked, intoxicated. It’s about that feeling in your stomach. The feeling that twists and churns as it hurtles towards its conclusion. Like a storm they lift you up and they let you down; they tip you over, wreck you, and they swallow you whole – Inevitable as the sea.

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You Or Nothing

‘You or Nothing’ is more of a snapshot than a story. It captures an unfamiliar feeling caught between complex emotions. I like the combination of the simple, clear sounds and the maybe-dark-maybe-sweet lyrics. There’s a holiness to it you can hold up and examine in the light, but you might not like what you find’.

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