WILSON, SIOBHAN

THERE ARE NO SAINTS (SONG BY TOAD RECORDS)

WILSON, SIOBHAN - THERE ARE NO SAINTS 127310
Format:
1 LP
Release:
03.08.2018
Label:
SONG BY TOAD RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
127310
Barcode:
5060308420752
"One of the most stunning collections of songs to be released in a long time, and one that should cement her status as one of Scotland's brightest stars." Drowned in Sound.

// "Her music is varied in style and influence, but unified by a warm, personal honesty." The 405.

// Brought up in Elgin, Morayshire, Siobhan Wilson discovered music at an early age, first studying classical piano and cello, and later playing in youth orchestras across Scotland.

Her fascination with French culture and language prompted her to move to France shortly after finishing high school.

Paris was the place where Siobhan first started developing her songwriting skills, going to open mic nights and immersing herself in French musical tradition.

Her songs were discovered by a French label and sparked a crowdfunding campaign that enabled her to record and release her debut album 'Songs'.

Since returning to Scotland, Siobhan has made 2 EPs and a single, receiving critical praise.

Still and delicate, with occasional hints of sinister undercurrents, the album is a collection of stunningly beautiful songs dealing with heartache, art and religious faith.

Most of the vocals on the album were done in one take, with minimal arrangements highlighting the expressive vulnerability of the recordings.

A tribute to Siobhan's love of Gallic culture, two tracks are in French. Her classical music upbringing can also be glimpsed on some of the tracks.

'There Are No Saints' and 'It Must Have Been the Moon' bear echoes of choral music; whereas harpsichord-layered 'Dystopian Bach' ("the sound of my brain when I'm trying to sleep") takes a diversion into a more experimental territory, giving a hint of a possible future musical direction.

The singer's favourite is 'Disaster and Grace'. "I tried to make the arrangement paint the words at certain points," says Siobhan.

"It switches time metre a few times and I can hear myself almost crying in it." Charting through the moments of intense emotions, deep thoughts and blissful memories, There Are No Saints is written from a place of contemplation and courage, and fashioned into a dark fairy tale by Siobhan Wilson's dreamlike vocals and simple arrangements.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THERE ARE NO SAINTS
  • 1.2. WHATEVER HELPS
  • 1.3. DEAR GOD
  • 1.4. PARIS EST BLANCHE
  • 1.5. DISASTER AND GRACE
  • 1.6. J'ATTENDRAI
  • 1.7. INCARNATION
  • 1.8. MAKE YOU MINE
  • 1.9. DARK MATTER
  • 1.10. DYSTOPIAN BACH
  • 1.11. IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE MOON