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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of At Seventeen, The Winding Way Down to Kells Bay (piano instrumental), Sowing Acorns, Birdsong (freezerRoom Mix), Birdsong, Sowing Acorns EP, Mariana, Sowing Acorns (Arvo Party Remix), and 7 more. , and , .

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  • Limited Edition Cassette
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    A very limited, Bandcamp Friday special! Pencil not included...

    The Sowing Acorns cassette artwork was created by Grainy Graphics aka Gráinne Fahy and features 5 tracks: the title track from my forthcoming second album Sowing Acorns, recorded, mixed and produced by Chris O'Brien and Graham Murphy, aka The Production Suite, between their Dublin studio and Golden Egg Studios in Laois in 2019; a full reading of Belfast writer Vanessa Ifediora's poem Off-White Sheets which is sampled on the track; remixes by Mayo producer Gráinne Fahy and Belfast producer Arvo Party; and a stripped-back acoustic version.

    The ‘Sowing Acorns’ cassette is a profit-share between me, Arvo Party, Gráinne Fahy and poet Vanessa Ifediora all of whom played key roles in the song's journey.

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[Intro: Vanessa Ifediora] My loneliness reverberates around the thin cold walls It's where I sleep, where I work It's where I daydream [Verse 1: Emma Langford] I've been holding out on you these past nights Hoping you'd find me yourself before light Dreams they don’t come to me willingly now Darkness no comfort, silence no shroud I have to reason where reason allows These eyes grow weary now tracing the lines Counting the cracks in a grey plaster sky Dreams don't entice them to rest for a while Dreams are the locked box kept deep in the mind And some fear what hides behind their own closed eyes [Chorus: Emma Langford] I’ve been sowing acorns in my densely woven mind I’ve been growing trees from memories for us to climb And when we reach the top what will we see? And when we’ve climbed them all what will we dream? Or will we dream? Will we dream? [Interlude: Vanessa Ifediora] My bed is the safest and saddest place I know. It's where I wrap a tired arm around myself when my skin hurts from exhaustion My bed is where I decide to survive [Verse 2: Emma Langford] So sleep will come to me now willingly Peaceful and dreamless will overcome me Words fade, this jaded mind gives up the fight Worries and thoughts tangle, twist and unwind Lost now I drift in this blue black of night [Chorus: Emma Langford] I’ve been sowing acorns in my densely woven mind I’ve been growing trees from memories for us to climb And when we reach the top what will we see? And when we’ve climbed them all what will we dream? Or will we dream? Oh, will we dream? Oh, will we dream? [Outro: Vanessa Ifediora, Emma Langford] My bed is where inspiration comes, where I drew my sketches (Oh will we dream) It's where I wrote these words My bed is where I imagine a gentle hand holding mine
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My sister told me to buy white sheets. She said it would make my tiny box room seem bigger. I've never had white sheets, I told her they looked clinical. I wanted the soft pink set that was out of stock for single beds. I took the white sheets home instead. My bed is the safest and saddest place I know. It's where I wrap a tired arm around myself when my skin hurts from exhaustion, where my loneliness reverberates around the thin, cold walls. It's where I sleep, where I work, it's where I daydream and where I battle with myself, shielding my tired eyes from the glaring ceiling light. My bed is where inspiration comes, where I drew my sketches. It's where I wrote these words. My bed is where I imagine a gentle hand holding mine. My bed is where I decide to survive.
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[Intro: Vanessa Ifediora] My loneliness reverberates around the thin cold walls It's where I sleep, where I work It's where I daydream [Verse 1: Emma Langford] I've been holding out on you these past nights Hoping you'd find me yourself before light Dreams they don’t come to me willingly now Darkness no comfort, silence no shroud I have to reason where reason allows These eyes grow weary now tracing the lines Counting the cracks in a grey plaster sky Dreams don't entice them to rest for a while Dreams are the locked box kept deep in the mind And some fear what hides behind their own closed eyes [Chorus: Emma Langford] I’ve been sowing acorns in my densely woven mind I’ve been growing trees from memories for us to climb And when we reach the top what will we see? And when we’ve climbed them all what will we dream? Or will we dream? Will we dream? [Interlude: Vanessa Ifediora] My bed is the safest and saddest place I know. It's where I wrap a tired arm around myself when my skin hurts from exhaustion My bed is where I decide to survive [Verse 2: Emma Langford] So sleep will come to me now willingly Peaceful and dreamless will overcome me Words fade, this jaded mind gives up the fight Worries and thoughts tangle, twist and unwind Lost now I drift in this blue black of night [Chorus: Emma Langford] I’ve been sowing acorns in my densely woven mind I’ve been growing trees from memories for us to climb And when we reach the top what will we see? And when we’ve climbed them all what will we dream? Or will we dream? Oh, will we dream? Oh, will we dream? [Outro: Vanessa Ifediora, Emma Langford] My bed is where inspiration comes, where I drew my sketches (Oh will we dream) It's where I wrote these words My bed is where I imagine a gentle hand holding mine
4.
[Intro: Vanessa Ifediora] My loneliness reverberates around the thin cold walls It's where I sleep, where I work It's where I daydream [Verse 1: Emma Langford] I've been holding out on you these past nights Hoping you'd find me yourself before light Dreams they don’t come to me willingly now Darkness no comfort, silence no shroud I have to reason where reason allows These eyes grow weary now tracing the lines Counting the cracks in a grey plaster sky Dreams don't entice them to rest for a while Dreams are the locked box kept deep in the mind And some fear what hides behind their own closed eyes [Chorus: Emma Langford] I’ve been sowing acorns in my densely woven mind I’ve been growing trees from memories for us to climb And when we reach the top what will we see? And when we’ve climbed them all what will we dream? Or will we dream? Will we dream? [Interlude: Vanessa Ifediora] My bed is the safest and saddest place I know. It's where I wrap a tired arm around myself when my skin hurts from exhaustion My bed is where I decide to survive [Verse 2: Emma Langford] So sleep will come to me now willingly Peaceful and dreamless will overcome me Words fade, this jaded mind gives up the fight Worries and thoughts tangle, twist and unwind Lost now I drift in this blue black of night [Chorus: Emma Langford] I’ve been sowing acorns in my densely woven mind I’ve been growing trees from memories for us to climb And when we reach the top what will we see? And when we’ve climbed them all what will we dream? Or will we dream? Oh, will we dream? Oh, will we dream? [Outro: Vanessa Ifediora, Emma Langford] My bed is where inspiration comes, where I drew my sketches (Oh will we dream) It's where I wrote these words My bed is where I imagine a gentle hand holding mine
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I've been holding out on you these past nights Hoping you'd find me yourself before light Dreams they don’t come to me willingly now Darkness no comfort, silence no shroud I have to reason where reason allows These eyes grow weary now tracing the lines Counting the cracks in a grey plaster sky Dreams don't entice them to rest for a while Dreams are the locked box kept deep in the mind And some fear what hides behind their own closed eyes I’ve been sowing acorns in my densely woven mind I’ve been growing trees from memories for us to climb And when we reach the top what will we see? And when we’ve climbed them all what will we dream? Or will we dream? Will we dream? So sleep will come to me now willingly Peaceful and dreamless will overcome me Words fade, this jaded mind gives up the fight Worries and thoughts tangle, twist and unwind Lost now I drift in this blue black of night I’ve been sowing acorns in my densely woven mind I’ve been growing trees from memories for us to climb And when we reach the top what will we see? And when we’ve climbed them all what will we dream? Or will we dream? Oh, will we dream? Oh, will we dream?

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This EP features the album recording of Sowing Acorns, a reading by Vanessa Ifediora of her poem Off-White Sheets which is sampled on the track, remixes by Gráinne Fahy & Arvo Party, and a home-recorded acoustic rendition of the song.

The artwork was created by Gráinne Fahy, with one image based on a childhood photo, and the other on a recent photo by Belfast photographer Conor Kerr

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released August 7, 2020

Emma Langford, Vanessa Ifediora, Kealan Kenny, Davey Long, Graham Murphy, Chris O'Brien, Gráinne Fahy, Arvo Party

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Emma Langford is a singer-songwriter from Limerick, Ireland, known for wry and reflective lyrics and performances.

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