Drink (EP)

by Beccy Owen

/
1.
2.
02:15
3.
02:13
4.
5.
02:20

about

This new release from singer/songwriter Beccy Owen is a five-track E.P. of original songs that were each conceived, written and recorded in under a day over the course of five separate days.

This is the first offering from the acclaimed singer/songwriter since her last album "Down With Gravity" and it is a teasing, hypnotic prelude to a brand new full length album, IMAGO, due out in December and available for pre-order here on bandcamp:

beccyowen.bandcamp.com/album/imago

"Drink" is the spark that dances in the gap of a lively past and a buoyant future for this full-hearted, dynamic musician.

Four of the five songs here emerged out of Beccy's most recent "songathon", where she challenged herself to write s song a day for a month, the other ("The Boy With The Eyes") was written on a previous day. As a result of this prolific method, there is a sense of the singer's darkly tinged surrender to the music itself. At the same time her voice has never sounded richer, fuller or more lived-in.

Five years between records would be an aeon for many solo singer/songwriter, but Beccy Owen has been busy with her chamber-pop band Sharks Took The Rest (who tour release their own debut album this March/April) as well as writing and performing new theatre across the North of England.

The band, a car crash, moving to Yorkshire, health issues and the directorship of two community choirs have been among the many things that kept her away from solo duties for a while.

With the passage of time and such a rich schedule of experiences, it's no wonder that this new E.P. - the fifth release on Beccy's DIY Fairy Snuff, and the first download-only release - is somewhat of a departure from her previous material.

Beccy wrote, recorded, and produced "Drink" on her own, adding electronic instruments to her repertoire, and employing a sparse and naked production value. What you hear on each track is what was written and recorded within the same day. This lends the songs a sense of immediacy with a candidness and authenticity that has become a staple element of Beccy's live shows.

**** "Drink" is available for download for a limited time only. Please do your bit for DIY music and spread the word. *****

------


You can find out more about Sharks Took The Rest here: www.sharkstooktherest.com

credits

released March 4, 2013

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Beccy Owen Bradford, UK

Butter brings me out in ghosts

contact / help

Contact Beccy Owen

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Track Name: Kindling Part II
Here
Hear

Running through are thoughts of you
Though I do not want to fall again but
Running through are thoughts of you
And I do not mind at all

I won’t throw you in the fire
Don’t throw me in the fire
Ok throw me in the fire
It gets cold without the fire

Heaven sent desire
Heaven sent desire
You don’t believe but you feel it anyway

Running through are thoughts of you
Though I do not want to fall again but
Running through are thoughts of you
And I do not mind at all

I won’t throw you in the fire
Don’t throw me in the fire
Uh oh, I'm singing this from the fire,
Cos it gets cold without the fire
Track Name: Drink
You hear it as hunger when all it needs is to drink
The lines on your face aren't flaws they're maps
Don't go messing with ancient mortar
The heart's crying for water
Track Name: The Boy With The Eyes
The boy with the eyes
Reminds me of
The little bit of me that I like to see

He said he couldn't be mine
Not one single minute more
Because he didn't want children that looked like me

(My lips were glued shut)