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Cassiopeia's Chair

from Icarus Girl by Siobhan McCrudden



Icarus Girl is the debut album by Siobhan McCrudden
Released world-wide on 7 December 2018 on hungersleep records.

Noted as ‘One to watch’ by NewSoundWales, Siobhan McCrudden’s voice has been described as ‘fragile, pure and hugely distinctive’. Siobhan crafts songs of intensity and sweetness, recounting personal stories whilst reflecting a vivid fascination with dark folk tales and superstitions. The result is a hauntingly nostalgic and elemental set of alluring narratives and exquisitely melancholic songs that defy any one particular genre and entrance the listener through their spell-binding beauty.

‘Icarus Girl’ is carefully arranged and produced by acclaimed art-rock musician GRICE who has infused the songs with his subtle yet distinctive instrumentation. These shades magnificently showcase her haunted, folk-noir sound. A select few musical contributors complete the blend bringing an understated warmth and intricacy to the album.

'Siobhan McCrudden really does have a voice of great intensity and beauty' NewSoundWales

‘music from the morning mist at the edge of a wood’ From the Margins

‘Absolutely beautiful ... just stunning, the voice is something else’ Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales


Cassiopeia's Chair

I buried my heart deep
Beneath the line of snow
And when the thaw had passed
It didn’t want to know

And all the children came
Their laughter sweet as spring
My heart slept on and on
and never heard a thing

It dreamed of you

Asleep I heard
A melody
With eyes of violet blue
That ribbon like
As I awoke
Went slipping out of view

But on the breeze
I heard again
The song of everything
It laid the stars
Upon the earth
Like gifts before a king

And at Cassiopeia’s chair
I fell into the air
And found you everywhere

Now I’ve been digging deep
Beneath the earth and stone
To find my heart had gone
And left me all alone

But rising like a dream
I finally understand
Here beneath the apple tree
Fruit falls into my hand

And still I dream of you


from Icarus Girl, released December 7, 2018
Music & Lyrics by Siobhan McCrudden

Siobhan McCrudden - acoustic guitar vocals
Grice Peters - acoustic guitar, keys, programming
Al Swainger - double bass
Glen Hawkins- mandolin
Jack Lawrence - autoharp

Produced by GRICE
Mixed by Duncan Chave & GRICE
Engineered by Duncan Chave & GRICE
Mastered by Andy Miles at Stardelta Audio Mastering
Recorded at Sound Gallery Studios, UK. www.sound-gallery.net

Album cover art & design: Edo Velthuis

The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Siobhan McCrudden under exclusive licence to hungersleep productions LTD

All rights of the owner of the recorded work reserved

© 2018 Siobhan McCrudden
℗ 2018 Siobhan McCrudden

All songs published by Integrity Publishing Ltd


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