Produced by Rob Ellis ( PJ Harvey, Bat for Lashes, Anna Calvi) and Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague)) 'While the Heart Beats...' is a departure from the 1930's musically styled ‘Venus Gets Even’ and touches on a more electro-funk vibe, reminiscent of her earlier guitar-based musical endeavours.
It speaks about the human condition- heartbreak, hope, fear, addiction and celebrates all aspects of the human experience, good and bad.
Why the title?
“I was reading a George Elliot story and this was the stand out line.
-While the heart beats, bruise it. It is your only opportunity-
It touched me because sometimes you really do wonder what the point to pain is. This line reminded me that unless, along side your joys and successes, you experience failure, betrayal, disappointment and allow it transform you for the better, you have not really lived. Without the shadow feelings you don’t really know, experientially, the magnitude of life and the richness of all its guises . Maybe I am wrong. Maybe this is just bullshit pop psycho-babble. But it made me feel better about the fact that sometimes, life can be really tough. It reminded me that there is something incredibly valuable about these emotions which I had previously done everything within my power to avoid.”
Met A Man
One Way Lie
Get Out Of Your Head
Pocketful Of Holes Available from 26.02.2016