Posts Tagged ‘Energetic Mind’

Bonnie’s sweet ethereal vocals sail over the polyrhythmic backgrounds created between her mandolin, percussion and vocal loops. Her imaginative lyrics tell stories of treehouses, mice, birds, flying and video games.
Described as “dreamy experimental indie folk” and compared to artists such as Bjork and Joanna Newsom, Bonniesongs is creating a unique sound in the Sydney songwriting scene.

A beautiful record of patient music. Layers of sound and rhythm creating atmospheres that sublimely match the lyrical content. “Ice Cream” is a near-perfect song


Art-folk virtuoso Bonniesongs, aka Bonnie Stewart, and will release her debut album “Energetic Mind” on 6th September 2019, via Small Pond and Art As Catharsis.

Released September 6th, 2019

Bonnie Stewart: vocals, guitar, banjo, drums, percussion
Freya Schack– Arnott: cello
Thomas Botting: double and electric bass
Alyx Dennison and David Trumpmanis: guitar noodles, bass synth and zombie vocals

Released just a few days ahead of her exceptional new album, the title-track “Energetic Mind” LP is presented for this session as something tender and fragile, the Australian-based, Irish-born singer utterly captivating as the camera gently winds around her for the songs four-minutes.

Bonniesongs debut album is released on Friday September 6th, via Small Ponds’ own label . Check out the new session below right now; here’s what Bonnie Stewart had to say about the track itself:

Energetic Mind is about dealing with anxiety. Sometimes we tend to stay at home and get worse when stressed or having a bad day, but if you can get yourself out and moving it usually helps. So for me I need walks, cycles, swims and especially the ocean to restore balance. I was experimenting with tuning and really liked the sound of this riff. I often like to loop and work around one simple guitar idea, and especially liked how this repeated riff reflected that back and forth feeling between calm and anxiety.”

Bonniesongs performs a stripped backed version of the song ‘Energetic Mind’ for Small Pond’s ‘Down Time’ series. her debut album ‘Energetic Mind’ is released friday 6th September.

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Bonniesongs is the musical project of Irish-Australian songwriter, Bonnie Stewart. After spending the last few years catching the ear of an ever growing Australian audience, Bonnie is set to go global, with the September release of a brand new EP, “Energetic Mind”. Discussing the record, Bonnie has suggested it combines the folk-leaning of her previous material, with a, “a lot of darker grungy undertones”as evidenced by the release, this week, of her new single, Ice Cream.

Discussing the inspiration, it’s perhaps unsurprisingly about the joys of summer, “it’s about fun, summer, friends, ice cream, being silly and not taking yourself too seriously”. The apparent joyful lyrical content, is somewhat contrasted by the musical content, which through pounding drums, clattering guitars and layered vocal howls, feels all together more serious and chilly. The whole track ends with the repeated cry of, “I’ll have vanilla”, although if you plan on buying Bonnie an ice-cream she advises, like most sensible people, she actually prefers the delights of Mint Choc Chip. Whatever flavour you fancy, Bonniesongs has got your gelato soundtrack covered.

Feel the heat in this new music video for Bonniesongs – ‘Ice Cream’. Taken from her forthcoming studio album ‘Energetic Mind’,

Energetic Mind is out September 6th via Small Pond Recordings.