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from Icarus Girl by Siobhan McCrudden



From the debut album Icarus Girl by Siobhan McCrudden. Released worldwide 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.

'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



Oh come on
And draw your breath
Don’t cry your tears into the nape of my neck
Cos oh my love
My time for you
Is fleeting
I hear them singing the summer on
Here in the wind that comes to move me along
And don’t I feel
Like a paper bird this morning

Oh you know it boy
It was your sweetness that I ran from
Not the harsh words
That I feared the most
Try to understand that I was like the flowers growing
Fragile and broken when you hold me too close

And down your path all of the blossoms fall
When I return they will be gone and oh
In the east the
Light that grows
Hurts my eyes
You wake me
Break me
Shake me from your side
And to your branches no more I may bide
And surely as these flowers fall
The sun will rise

Oh you know it boy....

But in between the words you mean
There grows a shady evergreen
That will not cry his tears on to
The ground
And something bout the things you said
Will roll their silence round my head
And in between your words I hear you’re crying out
you’re crying now
and how

and now your hands Just hang there by your side
they were the worlds in which
I used to hide
But now with mine I
Thumb a ride
And I am leaving
I am leaving
I am

But there’ll be thoughts of you that haunt my mind
The broken promises I left behind
And unexpected
As it is
I am grieving....

Oh you know it boy
It was your sweetness that I ran from
Not the harsh words that I feared the most
Try to understand that I was like the flowers growing
Fragile and broken
And now I know


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

Siobhan McCrudden: vocals, acoustic guitar
Grice Peters: acoustic guitar, keys, string arrangements, programming
Al Swainger: bass
Steve Bingham: violin
Brenda Stewart: viola

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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