SIOBHAN WILSON – ” Whatever Helps “

Posted: August 8, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Brought up in Elgin, Morayshire, somehow Siobhan Wilson became intrigued by the culture of France. Having taught herself French, upon finishing high-school she upped and left for Paris. It was there Siobhan honed her songwriting skills, immersing herself in the culture and attending open mic nights. After being picked up by French label, MyMajorCompany, Siobhan successfully crowd-sourced the recording of her impressive debut album Songs.

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Now back in her native Scotland, Siobhan has teamed up with the ever-reliable label, Song, By Toad, who will put out her second album There Are No Saints later this year. This week Siobhan has shared the first taste of that record, a new single, Whatever Helps. The track builds around driving muted guitar chords and a fluttering, heart-beat like bass drum, almost all the melody carried by Siobhan’s distinctive, husky vocals. Lyrically, it’s a song that explores the process of dragging yourself up after life has driven you to your knees, as Siobhan sings, “you’re stuck in the break of a wave, you’re haunted by a line from a song, you’re beaten by the weight of a prayer, try to move on”. The whole thing is a spell-binding piece of songwriting, a track that makes you embrace the hypnotic rhythms and slide away from the world for three perfect minutes of time well spent.

There Are No Saints is out in July via Song, By Toad.


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