I’m at my aunt’s house and her two daughters (age six and seven) decided they wanted to play my first album Parrot Stories really loudly.
It made me quite reflective, especially after my video yesterday. It’s been three years since Parrot Stories came out and it sounds so different to what I do now - very intimate and exposed, the songs are more like little musical reflections than proper pop songs. But what I found most of all is the amount of times I smiled at little memories. The memory of writing a song on a coach in Sicily, or friends from times gone by. Friendships and relationships that have now faded but in those songs feel as fresh as they did the day I wrote them.
Music captures moments like that, as they were, and then they live forever. I’ll always have that close friend who I shared everything with, no matter what things are like now. I never really take photographs of myself but I have my music to relive the best parts of my life, and I’m really grateful for that :)