Anima Rising


Words & Music: Caroline Lavelle

On the edges time is still forever waiting for your sign choosing like a child Brilliant midnight selfish in pleasures knowing when to know to turn or go alone On the water you hold a face reflected paler than the hands measuring the sands. Silver water bright as a thief easy of belief a stillness in release

This song is about the oneness of everything.
I used the string orchestra here again, with the layered-up cellos also in the chorus. I like the simplicity and naivete of the arrangement. My manager, Ian, had the great idea of using brass instruments later in the song where I was feeling that it needed a different colour. I had worked with the Black Dyke Mills Band earlier in the year when I did a tv programme with Peter Gabriel, and I loved the sound they made, so I wanted a sort of colliery band sound to fit with the innocence of the song. I used some players from the local town’s silver band, and recorded them with Ben Findlay in the local church.

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