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Singer songwriter Maryen Cairns - ANEW.
On Friday 11th November singer songwriter Maryen Cairns, now Guernsey based, released her seventh album, ANEW.
adverb: ANEW 1. in a new or different and typically more positive way.
“It was like a switch clicked inside my head and suddenly I was creating music from a new perspective, writing sidewards, out of the corner of my eye” says singer songwriter Maryen Cairns of her seventh album, ANEW.
This Scottish born Australian moved to the island of Guernsey not long before covid hit, so she was isolated in a place full of history’s remains, and within this new world a seed of creativity germinated into something sweet. Far flung from the drama based approach she had previously been inhabiting, recording in her home studio she captured the basis of the introspective, yet uplifting, mood with guitar & piano, before sending them out to her mentor, producer Chris Kimsey and musicians across the world, to gently add their magic.
Easy rhythms support lilting vocals with folky pop songs like Spill the Tea and Slice of the Pie, but the album spans a wide range of genres, encapsulating all the way from new age through to folk rock. For a strongly lyric driven artist, Maryen surprises with the instrumental track Slow Burn, a contrast to the wry Superwoman, the climate conscious Change In The Weather, and the mammoth story of The Smuggler’s Tale - where the listener hangs on to every word.
“This feels like the first music I’ve ever made... I’m unmasked as an artist. I’m naked. Here I am anew.”
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Mailing address: PO Box 51, St Peter Port, GY1 4BB, Guernsey
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