Tales of otherworldly wisdom set within ‘glacial lullaby-blues’. Words that carry the weight of the world and melody that creeps far beneath the skin makes for a stop-you-in-your-tracks debut on James Skelly’s Skeleton Key Records.
Emergent former-bedsit songbird and musical pied piper, She Drew the Gun spreads her wings and flies high on debut single, If You Could See, released on Monday 23 February on Skeleton Key Records.
Liverpool songwriter, Louisa Roach stands at the heart of this evolving collaborative project as an artist of distinctive, expressive freedom and rising acclaim. After hours plugged in to Leonard Cohen records, Roach brings weighty wordplay into songs wrought with raw beauty, akin to Laura Marling with echoes of Portishead. The result is to make enigmatic storytelling through song sound effortless.
If You Could See stands as a prayer to whatever lies above or within us for guidance as the world continues in conflict, greed and injustice, creating the original soundtrack for our compromised consciences.
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