Single Review: Asthmatic Harp – To the Boats (feat. Sophie Kilburn)

By Orla Brady

Hailing from her native country of Denmark, Glasgow-based songwriter and composer Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones, otherwise known under the stage name of Asthmatic Harp, has released her new single To The Boats this month.

She is joined by her fellow Roundhouse Resident Artist, singer-songwriter Sophie Kilburn, on the track and their vocal collaboration flows perfectly throughout the song.

Both artists bring tender, hypnotic harmonies to the track, which are revealed alongside the sparse instrumental accompaniment, comprising solely of the autoharp.

Lyrically, To The Boats expresses a sense of nostalgia and deep sadness, as it tells the story of missing someone whom you once shared experiences with, but now feel entirely disconnected from.

The minimalist style of the song allows the raw emotion within the lyrics to be clearly conveyed through the vocals of Fredsgaard-Jones and Kilburn.

Asthmatic Harp is due to release her new EP Things We Learned To Live With in the Autumn of this year, and To The Boats has certainly set a high standard for future releases.



Published by orla_brady

I write things about music for The Music Files Blog and isthismusic? Always open to review new bands/artists wherever you're from and whatever you do. I also write articles for The Glasgow Guardian and The Indiependent and dabble in creative fiction writing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: