Melbourne folk talent Anna Cordell is today sharing the track by track for her stunning new debut EP These Walls. Following on from her warmly received debut single ‘I’ll Wait Here’ These Walls was produced by Dave Manton (LULUC, Gossling, Matt Walker).
Since 2013 Anna has been fine tuning her craft, playing shows all over town, and her new stunning stripped back five track release takes the listener through Anna’s undeniable talent for crafting some of the most moving and enthralling folk tunes we’ve heard all year.
Check out the track by track below and if you like what you hear – be sure to pop by Little & Olver on the 29th of August when she launches the EP alongside local talent Luke Legs and William Alexander for more info check out the Facebook event.
This song is inspired something what my grandfather taught as a child. He was a firm believer in logic and philosophy, but also a man with deep faith. He would teach me maths and geography, and almost in the same breath teach me that every human had a guardian, a spirit who watches over them… and that if we ask we can know their names. It stuck with me partly because I was baffled…even as a kid I doubted it. But there’s always this little part of me left wondering.
Now I know
Originally written as I mused on the mistakes I made early in my relationship, this song has grown since and taken on a broader meaning… there are so many regrets we can all have, sometimes the song becomes a spiritual/ sacramental kind of thing which allows me to sing it with purpose forever really because, being your average human I’ll always have some mistake to be sorry for!
This just poured out. It sums up how I felt in that very moment… overwhelmed, knowing I need to stop, slow down, but keeping busy so I didn’t have to think. It’s about getting caught up in busyness as a drug, as a distraction from these deep feelings of hopelessness or failure. Our society has glorified it and I am a victim of the false idea of busy as a virture. You end up missing so much, and I know that, but it’s addiction, it’s not so easy to get out of. This song is kind of venting that self- frustration I suppose.
I wrote this when I knew a friend was going through something deeply painful, but I wasn’t meant to know, so I was forced to go on with the pretense that everything was fine. When I first wrote this I was singing it to her. Now, sometimes I sing it to myself, or my daughter, or my ailing grandmother or anyone who feels invisible. Its taken on a life of its own.
This is about my Grandfather. At 17 I was living with my grandparents when he died. He was my father figure. It’s written from my Grandmothers position though, I went on living with her after he died and I saw the yearning she had for him through her grief which has lasted to this day. Like him however, she has this incredible faith in the fact that they will meet again and that hope has completely dispelled her own fear of dying.
‘These Walls’ EP Launch
Saturday 29th August
Little & Olver
Support from Luke Legs and William Alexander
More info at the Facebook event.