Siobhan Miller – Mercury (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 42:18 minutes | 462 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Songprint Recordings
Mercury is the third solo album from multi-award winning Scottish singer-songwriter Siobhan Miller. She creates music with detail and rich melodies that combine the sounds of indie and alternative music with her upbringing in Scotland’s folk music scene. Mercury is Miller’s first album of entirely original material. Recorded in Glasgow with many of her frequent collaborators, including producer Euan Burton, it also features co-writes with Lau’s Kris Drever and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott.
One of the themes of the album is memory, what we take with us over the years as the ‘important moments’, the precious nature of those memories and the curious process during which our brain decides what it will filter out without us really having control over it. Many of the songs see Miller looking at what we leave behind us in various chapters of our own lives and where we are headed for, individually and as a society.
Her two previous albums received widespread critical acclaim, highlighting her extensive range through traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, as well as her “delicate, nourishing vocals and lyrically rich compositions” (The List). Winner of the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Traditional Track’, at which she was also nominated for ‘Best Singer’, Miller is the only ever three-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year (2017, 2013, 2011), and widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. She has made numerous TV and Radio appearances including a cameo in TV series ‘Outlander’.
02. Sorrow When the Day Is Done
04. The Western Edge
05. Slowest Days
06. Carrying Stream
07. The Growing Dawn
08. Keep Me Moving On
10. Let Me Mean Something