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Emily Barker - A Dark Murmuration Of Words

Emily Barker - A Dark Murmuration Of Words

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Throughout the ten songs that make up the album, Barker draws connections between the familial, the local, and the global: a mother sings to her unborn child, asking for its forgiveness on 'Strange Weather'; 'When Stars Cannot Be Found’ explores the humbleness and comfort of the night sky when far away from home. Other highlights include the nostalgic ‘Return Me’, the gloriously defiant ‘Machine’ and the effortless album closer ‘Sonogram’.

Produced by Greg Freeman (Portico Quartet, Peter Gabriel, Amy Winehouse) and recorded with an incredible band featuring Rob Pemberton (drums, percussion, synth, backing vocals), Lukas Drinkwater (bass, guitars, backing vocals), Pete Roe (guitars, keys, backing vocals), Misha Law and Emily Hall (strings), A Dark Murmuration of Words searches for meaning in a rapidly shifting modern world.

Barker's clear voice cuts through the deafening clamour of fake news and algorithmically filtered conversation to deliver a timely exploration of the grand themes of our times through the lens of what it means to return “home.”

 

Tracklist

 

  1. Return Me​
  2. Geography
  3. The Woman Who Planted Trees​
  4. Where Have The Sparrows Gone?​
  5. Strange Weather​
  6. Machine
  7. When Stars Cannot Be Found​
  8. Ordinary​
  9. Any More Goodbyes​
  10. Sonogram

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Artist: Emily Barker
Title: A Dark Murmuration Of Words
Label: Everyone Sang
Format:12" Vinyl & CD
Genre: Folk

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