Beth Nielsen Chapman’s new Americana release, Hearts Of Glass is a powerful collection of songs
that dig deep into the place within us where vulnerability meets strength.
Produced by Sam Ashworth, Hearts Of Glass is sparse and beautifully recorded. The songs, mostly written by Beth alone, include several new compositions, from the haunting “Epitaph For Love” to the instant classic “You’re Still My Valentine”, to the infectious “Enough For Me” written with Sam.
The opening track, “Come To Mine”, the only other co-written song, was composed with the legendary Graham Gouldman and Kevin Montgomery at Chris Difford’s Songwriting retreat in Somerset England.
“My intention was to do an album of songs 100% written by me, and bring together those kinds of songs have that certain focus and vibe, but “Come To Mine” just jumped out and insisted on leading the pack! It’s timely what with all that’s swirling around in the world right now”. The same is true for the closing track “Dancer To The Drum” which provides the perfect bookend.”
Hearts Of Glass also features several gems plucked from Beth’s previous releases that have been rerecorded, now moved from piano to guitar with minimal touches of production. “Life Holds On”, sounding like it could have been written yesterday, is just one stunning example of how the “less is more” approach reveals the power of these songs, stripped down to Beth’s voice and the pulsing of her
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“Renowned for her pure, powerful and clear voice, Beth has become one of the most distinctive portrayers of resilience and human vulnerability”
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