‘Panic in the Streets’ by Sarah Lu and No Flag 1 November 2020
The song is observing how nature’s strength prevailed during lockdown. The peace and quiet, when cars and aeroplanes stopped their constant hum. It is about how farming and growing our own food is so important to our wellbeing and survival…
‘Let’s save the frogs’ by Captain Batgirl (Maisy Inston)
The climate crisis we are in is an incredibly scary and overwhelming thing. There is definitely a time and a place to feel those fearful emotions, but I find they can sometimes hinder our sense that we can change our situation. This song, and many of my others, takes the stance that if you can make the message funny, catchy and empowering…
‘Peak Cavern Adieu’ by Christina Hogg 30 October 2020
Hopefully, hopeful. When I played this song live at Hope folk festival, and audiences commented “all folk songs are about dying”. So interestingly the “saying goodbye” in this song was read as an elegy. I then I looked at its lyrics in more depth with the metaphors it sets up, “only one way in, only one way out” was a literal description of the cave entrance….