'Following You' is the 2nd single from the album Icarus Girl by Siobhan McCrudden.
Siobhan McCrudden’s voice has been described as ‘fragile, pure and hugely distinctive’. Cardiff-based singer songwriter, Siobhan crafts songs of intensity and sweetness, recounting personal stories whilst reflecting a vivid fascination with dark folk tales and superstitions. Raised in London to parents with Scottish and Irish roots, her vocal leanings reflect early memories of folk musicians at family gatherings and a strong desire to connect with these emotive beginnings.
ICARUS GIRL, 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. The album is carefully arranged and produced by acclaimed artrock musician GRICE who has infused the songs with his subtle yet distinctive instrumentation.
'Following You' features Siobhan McCrudden (acoustic guitar, vocals), GRICE (keys, programming, vocals) and Al Swainger (bass).
‘Absolutely beautiful, just stunning, the voice is something else’ Adam Walton, BBCRadio Wales
Following You (lyrics)
I am older than I was
Reflected in the glass
I am summer turned to rain
A figure from the past
And all the while I’m following you
Stepping close behind
The way you stalk my mind
I was your only one
Now my house is full of ghosts
You know them all by name
You know anger
You know grief
But hope’s the one I blame
She reels me in and pulls me close
I’m tethered like a kite
Oh spool me out
Let me go
Your heart has taken flight
But oh she pulls me down again, again, again, again oh…
Piece by piece
Bit by bit
We pulled ourselves apart
Till the pieces won’t all fit
Is that my soul?
Was this your heart?
And if we were much greater than
The sum of all these things
Why do we have to analyze the joy that they could bring
It’s gonna pull me down again, again, again, again, oh…
Now you pull me down again, again, and oh what then?
And all the while
I’m following you
Falling far behind
Broken like the memory
You cannot call to mind.
from Icarus Girl,
track released November 30, 2018
Music & Lyrics by Siobhan McCrudden
Siobhan McCrudden - acoustic guitar, vocals
Grice Peters - additional vocals, keys, keys
Al Swainger - Bass
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
Single cover design: GRICE
The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Siobhan McCrudden under exclusive licence to hungersleep productions Ltd www.hungersleepproductions.com
All rights of the owner of the recorded work reserved.
The latest and I believe final installment in the Variants releases. This is a fantastic series. Beautiful soundscapes with some great Beats. Richard Barbieri is still releasing ground breaking original music. Buy this. It is wonderful. Steve Mahoney