‘BURNING YOUR LIGHT’ IS A BRAND NEW COLLECTION OF COVERS FROM BRIGID MAE POWER
“A great voice.. The perfect mix of folk and rock, with nods to the greats like Sandy Denny and Anne Briggs”
Last year Brigid Mae Power’s record ‘Head Above The Water’ saw her unique vocal style and music heralded in all corners. ‘Burning Your Light’ is her follow up six track EP of covers released on 24th September on Fire Records.
Brigid Mae Power’s ability to interpret songs is unquestionable, as is her love of the art of songwriting. She skilfully brings joy from pain which is perfectly illustrated on this new release.
Ranging from ‘Didn’t It Rain’ (Songs: Ohia) through to the slings and blows of Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline, she brings hope and reverence to these classic songs.
Opening with ‘I’ll Be Here In The Morning’ from the late great pioneer of alt-country Townes Van Zandt’s essential album ‘For The Sake Of The Song’ (1968). Power’s entrancing take on ‘One More Cup Of Coffee’ hails from Bob Dylan’s ‘Desire’ before moving into an impressive tear-soaked paean of regret on ‘It Ain’t Fair’ from Aretha Franklin’s 1970 album ‘This Girl’s In Love With You’.
The brittle collapse of Songs: Ohia’s ‘Didn’t It Rain’ is a poignant retreatment that captures her exquisite spellbinding voice with the sound of her recent releases.
“There’s a delicious tension between the ethereal succour offered by her voice” The Guardian
The usually unaccompanied ‘May Morning Dew’ is an Irish ballad which allows Brigid’s voice to ululate in the best tradition of the genre; here the traditional sound is brought into a new decade with its chilling ambience.
And finally, closing the record there’s ‘Leavin’ On Your Mind’, a country standard by Patsy Cline from 1963, that’s now taken to new depths of despair.
1. I’ll Be Here In The Morning (Townes Van Zandt)
2. One More Cup Of Coffee (Bob Dylan)
3. It Ain’t Fair (Aretha Franklin)
4. Didn’t It Rain (Songs: Ohia)
5. May Morning Dew (Traditional)
6. Leavin’ On Your Mind (Patsy Cline)
“A remarkable Irish singer emerges from filigree and shadow” – Mojo
“Power’s exquiste voice gives shape and contour to folk-centric songs” – Uncut
“The magic is in the folk singer’s extraordinary voice” – Sunday Times
Photo credit: Steve Gullick
You can catch Brigid Mae Power touring her acclaimed album for the first time since its release across the UK from this November.
04 Sep: Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham, UK
10 Sep: The Sunflower, Belfast, UK
18 Sep: Double Dot Bash Festival, Reading, UK
19 Sep: Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre,
06 Nov: The Workman’s Club, Dublin, Ireland
07 Nov: Monroe’s, Galway, Ireland
23 Nov: The Lexington, London, UK
24 Nov: The Rose Hill, Brighton, UK
25 Nov: Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, UK
26 Nov: The Glad Café, Glasgow, UK
27 Nov: St. Michael’s, Manchester, UK