We're currently working with Fiona as part of the promotion of her new project Flow over on the Music to Write An Essay To playlist. If you're looking for beautiful instrumental music that has been produced to an incredibly high level, we can't recommend this album enough. Head on over to the track that we're featuring - itself called Flow - and check this beautiful music out.
I've known Fiona's music for over a decade now and when chatting to her last week - realized that of course her music would be perfect for the kinds of lists I curate. We were chatting about this list and she recommended this track - and oh wow is it perfect.
We're in breakup territory again and Fiona said she wrote this to represent the idea and feeling of what it's like to know you have to leave a relationship. And that's such a shitty space to be in - when you love someone and they love you back but - they have such a self destructive or just damaging essence to them that you have to leave or risk being taken down yourself.
The track is ethereal in nature - it's slow and sad and beautifully executed but for me - the power is the lyric and vocal delivery. There aren't a lot of words to this track but then - in situations like this - there isn't really much to say - aside from - "You made it impossible" - impossible for me to continue being with you - impossible for me to love you.
If you're in a situation like this - or you know someone who is - send them the track - and maybe Fiona's angelic delivery can help them to get out.
Great fun chat with Sharon from Grief Reiki https://grief-reiki.com/ this morning as she gives us an insight into the world of Angels and how they can help you through not only difficult times but normal times too.
You can learn more about Fiona Joy (Hawkins) here:
About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
After my dad died I was very sad - I couldn't play for a while and when I did, the music that came out reflected my grieving state. I wrote an album of solo piano music called Music to Grieve to - from which the idea of the Music to community originated.
If you'd like to know more you should read Nicole's fabulous article on why listening to sad music can make you feel better.