Tuesday, 11 October 2011


HI!!! So glad to be sitting here writing this blog right now! I've been M.I.A. for quite a few weeks while I've been trying to move back up to Belfast into our new house, and settle into the whole balance of classes, studying, and socialising! I've missed talking nonsense on here. I've thought up a few little ideas for posts that I'll be sharing across the coming fortnight, including the usual style posts alongside inspiration and maybe another wishlist (it gets longer every day), but for today, I thought I'd make your tuesday tuneful with a magical music recommendation! Boy, the alliteration's really flowing here!

If you haven't heard of The Civil Wars already, I feel sorry for you, because you've been missing out! I even feel bad for myself because I've only listened to them properly for the past month. They've been hiding out in my iTunes library, just waiting to be discovered! The female counterpart of the duo, Joy Williams, has also been chilling around there, her solo work having been featured a number of times on Grey's Anatomy (yeah, I'm in love with it too!). Her familiar vocal was a welcome introduction to their music.

As you've gathered, I'm a pretty big fan of folk music, and harmonies go a long way towards charming my heart. I just love (trying) to sing along with them. The Civil Wars have both folk stylings and harmony in abundance, and the simplicity of the accompanying music makes their songs all the more addictive to listen to. Both William's and John Paul White's vocals are stunning - every single note seems to come right from the heart, and together, they fill your ears with their haunting, romantic lyrics. Since their music really speaks for itself, I'll leave it here, finishing with my favourite track from their debut album, Barton Hollow, which you can (and should) purchase on iTunes or Amazon.

love, Jessica

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