With The Dawn’ is Bella Hardy’s first album since being named BBC Radio 2’s Folk Singer Of The Year in 2014; a year which saw her undertaking a plethora of recording projects and gigging. No pressure then, yet the album finds her in a more reflective and experimental mood than ever before.
Bella Hardy is a contemporary folk musician, singer and songwriter from Edale in Derbyshire, who performs a combination of traditional and self-penned material. She was named Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, having previously won the award for Best Original Song in 2012 for "The Herring Girl".
Release Date: Mar 30, 2015 Record label: Noe Records Genre(s): Folk. 80 Music Critic Score How the Music Critic Score works. With the Dawn - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics. Never since Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound has the life of a touring folk singer sounded quite so angst-ridden. Hardy’s last album, Battleplan, was a collision of traditional songs and folk-influenced new compositions, but this adventurous new work mixes intimate, drifting ballads and pop choruses, and is backed by an intriguing mix of her own fiddle, banjo, brass and percussion. The best tracks, First Light of the Morning and Oh!
The resulting album was one of many bold paths Bella Hardy's career has taken in recent years.
Album by Bella Hardy. The Only Thing to Do. First Light of the Morning. The Darkening of the Day. Jolly Good Luck to the Girl That Loves a Soldier. You Don't Have to Change (But You Have to Choose). Oh! My God! I Miss You. Gifts. Time Wanders On. Lullaby for a Grieving Man. And We Begin.
On With The Dawn, Bella Hardy's soaring kite-like voice is married to lyrics that poetically question everything she's seen and done up till now; letting go of expectations, both other people's and her own. But with closing lullaby And We Begin there's a light at the en. .or rather the beginning. Only one song didn't spring directly from Bella's year of touring and tumult . Wrong album? Let us know. Expand player Collapse player. More from Bella Hardy. HEY SAMMY Vinyl Record.
With The Dawn on CD. £14. 1. 0. With The Dawn Signed CD. £17. Handwritten Lyrics of With The Dawn.
|The Only Thing To Do|
|First Light Of The Morning|
|The Darkening Of The Day|
|Jolly Good Luck To The Girl That Loves A Soldier|
|You Don't Have To Change (But You Have To Choose)|
|Another Whisky Song|
|Oh! My God! I Miss You|
|Time Wanders On|
|Lullaby For A Grieving Man|
|And We Begin|
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