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Drifting Away

from battleplan by Bella Hardy

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    Winner: Best Singer BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Bella Hardy's new studio album battleplan, the brooding follow-up to the award winning Songs Lost & Stolen. On battleplan, traditional ballads are re-imagined from a female perspective, and personal experiences are reflected against fairy tales and folklore. Allowing the old and the new to mingle more than on previous albums, Bella has chosen to record some of her favourite traditional songs; songs which would be familiar to many had they not undergone a fair amount of repurposing, amalgamating and, in some cases, entire tune transplants – as is essential to the folk process. In Hardy's hands, songs some hundreds of years old could've been written yesterday, while those from her own pen have the echoes of history behind them. Of her own songs, Bella says: "I've always snuck bits of my own life into songs - that's just the way I write. But in the past I've altered it enough so it's no longer about me. I don't feel the need to turn songwriting into my therapy, although I enjoy it in others. But on this album I've been more honest, which I don't regret." Produced by Mattie Foulds (responsible for recordings by Karine Polwart, Alasdair Roberts, Lau and many more), Bella is backed on battleplan by her band The Midnight Watch, featuring the top drawer talents of Mattie himself on drums, Anna Massie on guitar & banjo, Angus Lyon on keys & accordion, and James Lindsay on bass.

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One late night at the end of a festival, Lucy Farrell pointed out that the smoke left after fireworks dissipated looked like spiders in the sky. The nature of the observation inspired this song.

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Living for limelight, scared of the solitude
Looking for loneliness and scared of the crowds we need

We're not impressed with the fireworks
We're looking for Lucy's spiders in the sky
And we're broken down

How could I really expect you to stay
When even the moon's slowly drifting away?
Drifting away

The jigsaw's complete with pieces remaining
Bent down and worn out and no longer fitting

We didn't lose faith, the road rose up and took it
And we're broken down

I forgot what to sing, you forgot what to say
And even the moon's slowly drifting away
Drifting away...

We melted down the medals when the game went to our heads
We fired the philosophers and went back to our beds
We're looking for stars on an overcast day
And even the moon's slowly drifting away
Drifting away...

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from battleplan, released April 22, 2013
Written by Bella Hardy

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“Brit folk's finest” Mojo Magazine • “Enduringly seductive” The Telegraph • “A fine, no-nonsense interpreter of traditional music and an excellent songwriter” The Guardian • “An aura of sophisti-cation that will win over listeners who never set foot in a folk club” The Sunday Times • “…a shining star in the folk scene’s firmament” fRoots Magazine • “A triumph of folk art-pop” Songlines Magazine ... more

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