BESS ATWELL – ”  Already, Always “

Posted: October 3, 2021 in MUSIC
Bess Atwell

Bess Atwell amazes again with her live version of ‘Nobody’ taken from her upcoming album ‘Already, Always’, out on Real Kind Records. Spend any time with Bess Atwell’s long awaited new album, “Already, Always”, and it soon becomes apparent that every single moment of her life to date has fed into and shaped its tales. Opener, “Co-Op“, is the perfect contemporary, indie pop song – time and place is established at a Blondie tribute concert’, but Atwell could be anywhere. Her emotions are what keep her company – and through the highs and lows of loving someone, being in love with someone, in fact, just life itself, she turns out to be the one person she can always rely on.

There is comfort in the familiar. Yet it is precisely when we are most comfortable that we begin to ask questions. Artist Bess Atwell is full of questions: on life, death, love, loss… and how things that at first seem mundane become profound when looked at in a different light.
Residing now in Brighton, Bess grew up in the English countryside in a creative family of songwriters and artists. Whilst her crystalline vocals draw favourable comparisons to the likes of Marika Hackman and Julia Jacklin, her lyrics evoke an imagery that often spins from the pastoral to the abstract. She tends to stay away from traditionally “feminine” imagery, but like Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker, one of her heroes, Atwell uses nature to evoke those themes of conflict.

Handpicked by Lucy Rose for signing to her own label Real Kind Records, tracks from the album are already on high rotation at BBC 6 music.

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