There’s wonderful news from British composer Emily Hall who is releasing the live recordings of Life Cycle, the song cycle she wrote in 2010 with writer Toby Litt. Reflecting on the theme of motherhood and drawing from collective experiences, including Hall’s own one as a mother, her song cycle narrates the story of a couple who first have a stillborn child but end up conceiving again and becoming parents. Presented trough the eyes of the woman, the story addresses and encompasses the different emotions and stages of a mother’s journey. In Life Cycle, and as the press release describes, “exquisitely simple melodies and hard-edged lyrics bring to life the anxiety and impatience of pregnancy; the shadow of loss; the joy of birth; sleep deprivation and the wonder of watching a baby grow”.
To get you enticed for the release of Life Cycle, listen to the gorgeous and poignant ‘I Am Alone’ below.
To coincide with International Women’s Day, Life Cycle is out on March 8th through Bedroom Community.