Following on from rapturous response to her recently unveiled singles, the BBC 6Music playlisted ‘Co-op’ and ‘Time Comes In Roses’, emerging singer and songwriter Bess Atwell has now returned to announce the details behind her highly-anticipated new album ‘Already Always’, her first through Lucy Rose’s label Real Kind Records, and share the beautifully arresting new release ‘All You Can Do’.
Bess has become a force to reckon with as she continues to put her mark on the Folk landscape. This new track is quite the stunner.
Stream it below.
“You can only live in turmoil and guilt for so long. This song was a rare moment of relative ruthlessness. A moment to breathe and stop apologising for the way I felt, and to try out blaming the other person; “I’ve gone stale / and I don’t think you taste it / well why don’t you taste it. However, even in an instance of liberation, I didn’t want to shy away from the fact that, humanly, a longing for meaning and guidance still nagged at me; “I treat you like a confessional / but I’m no good at fearing God at all. I had spent a long time feeling powerless, as if I were my partner’s pet. I spent the best part of a year living in his house, eating the food he cooked, being looked after by him. This song is a daydream of role reversal and an exploration of reclaiming control; “you’re my sweet puppy / but is man’s best friend on a lead”. – Bess Atwell