Macbeth OST – Jed Kurzel

Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest play, yet one of his bloodiest. It tells the story of a Scottish warrior turned traitor, and his wife who after hearing a supernatural prophecy decide to kill the King and take his place on the throne. “Blood begets blood” and soon Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are both caught in a … Continue reading Macbeth OST – Jed Kurzel

‘The Sound and the Fury’ – Nerina Pallot

In the documentary ‘To Be Free’, commenting on the relationship between artistry and activism, Nina Simone says, “You can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true for painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. As far as I’m concerned it’s their choice. But I choose … Continue reading ‘The Sound and the Fury’ – Nerina Pallot

‘Honeymoon’ – Lana del Rey

Why does someone listen to music? To have moments of escapism in their lives but also to have space to explore feelings and emotions, and to get something out of the lyrics that apply to them and their own life. Music is there for people to enjoy, and to learn something about themselves and about … Continue reading ‘Honeymoon’ – Lana del Rey

‘Cannibal’ – Jill Andrews

Singer/Songwriter Jill Andrews is known for her folk and bluegrass sounds from her time as part of the Everybodyfields. However, on September 25th that all changes when she releases her latest album, ‘The War Inside’; a collection of songs about loss, hardship and hope. Andrews has already released one track from the album, ‘Get Up, … Continue reading ‘Cannibal’ – Jill Andrews

A Song a Day: ‘Welcome Home’ – A Love Letter to Unconditional Love

‘Welcome Home’ begins with what I can only describe as what the sun rising over the Earth would sound like if this astronomically constant was put to music; droning strings, opening up the piece like the sun opening up the skyline. Think what Holst did with ‘The Planets’; giving the planetary elements a musical body … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘Welcome Home’ – A Love Letter to Unconditional Love