Waking is the brand new album from UK folk singer-songwriter Lucy Kitchen. Kitchen crafts haunting and delicate songs, written of her own experiences, loves, desires and life.
From the opening picked guitar of title track ‘Waking’ (literally written in that time between sleep and waking, "when I opened my eyes, it was there" she says), to the country-tinged love song ‘Here’, through ‘Autumn’ (a lament for summer), ‘Blue Eyes' with its lush cello to the laid back, string soaked ‘Tide’, this is an album to close your eyes to and just take it in.
The songs were recorded as a live performance of guitar and vocals and then embellished with flute, glockenspiel and other instruments. Kitchen says "I wanted the intimacy of a live performance and to capture the songs as a whole." Recorded with her good friend Toby Vane of Zanzibar Productions, Kitchen plays and sings guitar, flute, glockenspiel, melodica and percussion.
Lucy Kitchen is a Southampton based singer-songwriter, a self-confessed ‘folky bird’ who cites influences from the likes of Joni Mitchell, Mazzy Star, Laura Veirs, Bon Iver, Neil Young and Nick Drake.
'Beautiful and haunting melodic folk.' (ChiLIVE)
‘Kitchen's voice has an arresting quality. Her voice promises a deepening melodic timbre. Her emotive capture is gorgeous.’ (St Paul’s Lifestyle)
Release date 28.03.14
Bohemia Rose Records
Joni Mitchell, Mazzy Star, Neil Young, Laura Veirs, Nick Drake