(DOWN TIME sessions)
words by tom johnson
The third episode in our new collaborative DOWN TIME sessions series – a collection of live performances presented by GFP, Fireball, and Brighton’s wonderful Small Ponds collective – is perhaps the most alluring yet; a beautifully stripped-back performance by the exceptional Bonniesongs.
Released just a few days ahead of her exceptional new album, the title-track to the Energetic Mind LP is presented here as something tender and fragile, the Australian-based, Irish-born singer utterly captivating as the camera gently winds around her for the songs four-minutes.
Bonniesongs debut album is released on Friday September 6th, via Small Ponds’ own label (pre-order here). Check out the new session below right now; here’s what Bonnie Stewart had to say about the track itself:
“Energetic Mind is about dealing with anxiety. Sometimes we tend to stay at home and get worse when stressed or having a bad day, but if you can get yourself out and moving it usually helps. So for me I need walks, cycles, swims and especially the ocean to restore balance. I was experimenting with tuning and really liked the sound of this riff. I often like to loop and work around one simple guitar idea, and especially liked how this repeated riff reflected that back and forth feeling between calm and anxiety.”
(w/ Natalie Evans)
18.09.19 – Leicester – The Cookie
19.09.19 – London – The Islington
20.09.19 – Bristol – Cafe Kino
21.09.19 – Cardiff – The Dojo, Pontcanna
22.09.19 – Manchester – The Castle (Balloon Machine presents…)
23.09.19 – Leeds – LS6
24.09.19 – Canterbury – Bramleys
25.09.19 – Brighton – Nowhere Man