‘Stafire’ – Caitlyn Smith

Now I’m staring at an empty chair and I still see you everywhere And go to places that we’d go just so I can feel you ‘East Side Restaurant’ Songs are moments, caught in time and preserved like good wine. Photographs you look at and try to remember the moment the shutter clicked but music…

The Girl With Her Heart in a Box

There once was a girl who kept her heart in a box. She met a man and wanted to show him her heart. She opened the box, and took out her heart, piece by piece, laying it on the floor for him to see. You see, another man had once broken her heart so she…

‘December Song’ – Joy Williams feat. Birdtalker

Christmas and New Year is a troubled time of year. On the one hand, it can be immensely joyful, fulfilling and happy but on the other it can be sad and lonely, full of the longing and homesickness for people no longer in our lives. Whether those absences are down to choice or fate, it…

Midnight – Jessie Ware

Midnight, the witching hour, the moment one day ends and becomes part of the past, and the next one begins. Wilson Pickett sung about waiting till the midnight hour, when no one else was around, to be with his lover, “I’m gonna take you, girl, and hold you/ And do all things I told you,…

Damned: ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ – Taylor Swift

“I don’t like your little games/ Don’t like your tilted stage/ The role you made me play/ Of the fool, no, I don’t like you.” Last week Taylor Swift announced her new album Reputation and the accompanying first single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. In the run up to both announcements, Swift had wiped her social media accounts and…

Better / Man Didn’t Walk on the Moon – Nerina Pallot

In 2015, Nerina Pallot released The Sound and the Fury an album that delved in and picked apart the political fabric of the past few years in Britain. It was Pallot’s Nina Simone moment of an artist reflecting the political, social and emotional landscape of her time and engaging with it, something Pallot captured powerfully….

‘One’ – Birdtalker

“If we keep running around deciding who’s right and wrong/ Then tell me, where are we headed?/ How can we all belong/ When all our logic is colliding/ And it’s constantly dividing me from you.” These words could transcend human experience from friendships to romantic relationships, to familial relationships right the way through to our connection to every human…