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.
'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 little red
Here is the well that they dug you,
There ‘neath the salt and the snow.
Pushing you in was the easy part love,
Pulling you out,
I don’t know.
All of the lies that they told you,
Are just like the ice on a stream;
Under the weight,
Of the words they won’t state;
All of the things that they mean.
There we were talking to strangers,
Wearing the cape that I made.
Red is the colour of danger,
And I wonder now,
Why you stayed.
Cold as your breath on that morning,
As it hung in a cloud on the air.
Nothing is said,
I hear it everywhere.
So many times you have heard the voice.
So many times you ignored.
And now she comes,
To bite at your heels,
How can you say you were not warned?
Have you been talking to strangers?
Here, in the bed that I made?
Oh, red is the colour of danger.
And I wonder now
I will be talking to strangers,
For all of the days that remain.
You are the colour of danger,
And you bloom in my heart,
Just to stain.
from Icarus Girl,
released December 7, 2018
Music & Lyrics by Siobhan McCrudden
Siobhan McCrudden: acoustic guitar, vocals
Grice Peters: glass harmonica, keys, string arrangements
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 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