Almost a Normal Song

from Twice by Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts

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  • We decided to ditch soulless plastic CD's and release our album primarily as a beautiful handmade book containing our lyrics in poem form, with specially commissioned greyscale artworks alongside them. Each book is handbound (stitched) and finished by a wonderful local (Hebden Bridge, UK) maker, Sarah Quick, using sustainably sourced materials.

    The illustrations come from 9 artists: Deedee Biott, Domenique Brouwers, Taylor Campbell, Alan Coulson, Sam Leeming, Charlotte Mellor Meecham, Alice Mill, Julia Ogden and Raven Rosetti.

    The idea was to make something that really values the efforts of everyone involved, something special that people will love to hold for years to come. A physical way of expressing and sharing the joy we’ve experienced through our first year and a half of making music together, rehearsing and recording in Rog’s little blue cabin on the moors.

    Approx. measurements: 16.5cm x 13cm x 1cm
    Materials: Pages are handmade cream Khadi rag paper, Cover is powder grey Merchant & Mills linen.

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lyrics

i thought i’d write a normal song
about normal things, with normal chords

it’s hard being normal
but you’ve probably got a body or something
and that helps
yeah, that helps you fit in somewhere

when you’re crying in a corner
the disconnection is real
remember this hymn
your tears are the ocean
the clouds
and then the streams

then there’s stuff like feelings
and stuff like hurt

we’ll evaporate lightly
and rot with the shells
in the commonest magic
of our normalest worlds

to a normal song

it’s almost,
almost,
a normal song

credits

from Twice, released April 7, 2018
Ffion Atkinson - vocals
Roger Burnett - percussion
Paul Mill - double bass
Johnny Powell - vocals, guitar
Chris Derrick - clarinet
Amie Willingale - violin

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Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts UK

"Brilliantly eccentric, but eminently listenable outsider indie for the soul.” (Piccadilly Records)

"Johnny Powell, is still teetering on the edge of troubled genius with this new clutch of soul-scraping, larynx-wobbling freak-folk vignettes."
(24/7 Magazine - 4.5/5)

"Exciting times lay ahead for Johnny Powell and co."
(BBC Introducing)
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