November 2, 2023
Words by: Tasha Barrett
Featuring captivating singles and BBC 6 Music favourites ‘Within The Water’, ‘Bloom’ and ‘Teach Me’
Out 6th November via Severn Songs with a limited run of vinyl coming soon.
“I started writing Birthpool in Spring 2021 when I was feeling low recovering from treatment for Breast Cancer. Just like a seed having been planted in winter, I cared for a growing garden of creative ideas and allowed myself to write what I really wanted. I had been holding myself back with self doubt and fear that expressing my feelings about cancer would make it my identity as an artist. Looking back on the process of making the EP, I see this music as a true and honest reflection of moving through post-cancer grief and nurturing a new creative identity. This is my Birthpool.”
A tribute to her grieving process and subsequent creative rediscovery after recovering from breast cancer in 2021, Holysseus Fly’s Birthpool is a truly special six-tracker that brims with magnetic strength, devastating emotion and heartfelt beauty.
Deeply moving, sonically captivating and truly remarkable Birthpool is a jaw-dropping debut from this one-of-a-kind artist. A spellbinding star turn and solo debut from the Bristol-based vocalist, songwriter and pianist.
Do not sleep on witnessing her incredible journey through rebirth and rediscovery live with November’s shows likely to sell out as quickly as her previous dates. Holysseus Fly will also be supporting 6 Music’s Tom Robinson on his forthcoming sold-out UK tour. Big things lie ahead for this exceptional young talent.
– Nov 23rd – Exchange, Bristol – tickets: Tickets
Nov 24th – Corsica Studios, London – tickets: Tickets
Nov 28th – The Carlton Club, Manchester – tickets: Tickets