“SONG FOR EWE”
with PAULA WOLFE
“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is a learned and earnest singer songwriter, producer, guitarist and writer with an ear for a subtle tune and a line in compelling storytelling and her latest tune has a great tale. Taken from an upcoming album called “White Dots”, the song “Georgia Blue” was inspired by a trip Paula took by train from her Norfolk studio to interview Isabella Summers from Florence and the Machine at Dean Street Studios in London for what was then PhD research but has since turned into a book called “Women in The Studio, Creativity, Control and Gender in Popular Music Production” about music production and gender.
The train back that evening was delayed as the scheduled driver didn’t turn up for his shift (in itself not super remarkable in London) but spun into a beautiful yarn about a cross-dressing train driver who simply wanted to feel beautiful rather than driving a train from London to Norwich on a brass monkeys night in the winter. Welcome to VS, the super-smart, keenly observant, niftily talented Paula Wolfe.
“White Dots” is Paula Wolfe’s third album and also includes songs about an ageing bachelor looking for late love online and Mexico City’s street kids working noctural nightshifts “while their compatriots busk on the Paris Metro on the other side of the world”. Part Carole King, part Kirsty MacColl, all unerring charm, Paula has chosen a tune for us that oozes class, so without further ado, this is Paula’s “song for ewe”…
“I always have a tune that I play early evening to mark the end of the day. It’s usually something gentle and soothing that I can do a bit of yoga to before dinner. “Romaria”, the title track from the latest album from the Andy Sheppard Quartet, is the current track du jour that helps me remember to breathe!”
THANKS VERY MUCH TO PAULA.
“Georgia Blue” is out now…check out the streaming link.
“White Dots” is out in the Spring, here’s an album teaser
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