Laura Quirke & Joshua Burnside “Far Away The Hills Are Green” – Listen

The second – and last for 2021 – single from Laura Quirke (of Lemoncello) and Joshua Burnside is a fragile semi-asleep reflection of a song.  It takes, says Joshua Burnside, the viewpoint of a young Irish couple dreaming of a perfect life: “it charts the thought process of longing for a better life, something like the glamorous and sunnier Californian lifestyles they see on their TV, to realising that everywhere people are basically longing for the same thing – to fill some unfillable emptiness inherent in us all.”

Ironically, whilst they are dreaming of California others “come in their droves, distant cousins I suppose.  To see our ancient things, magic stones that kind of thing.  Trying to fill some emptiness, I guess….just like the rest of us.”

It’s a haunting song that’ll linger long in the memory.


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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