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Debris

by Keeley Forsyth

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    Pre-order of Debris. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

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    releases January 17, 2020

      £5.99 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD in 6-panel card wallet with lyric booklet

    Includes digital pre-order of Debris. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around January 17, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    With printed inner sleeve and download code

    Includes digital pre-order of Debris. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around January 17, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      £13.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    With printed inner sleeve and download code

    Includes digital pre-order of Debris. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around January 17, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      £15.99 GBP or more 

     

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about

The songs comprising Keeley Forsyth’s debut are, she states simply, “like blocks of metal that drop from the sky.”

With its minimal arrangements placing her recollections and dissections of sometimes harrowing experiences front and centre, Debris showcases her elemental voice and an outpouring of candid, haunting lyrics detailing the seismic ruptures which take place behind closed doors. “There was a lot going on in my life that was heavy and hard,” she adds. “Songs were made under that moment.”

Born and raised in Oldham, Forsyth first made her name as an actor, and while the creation of music has been a constant feature in her life, she’s taken the long road to its release. A deeply intuitive and singular musician, she began writing several years ago, accompanying herself on harmonium and accordion.

“I came up with lots of songs in a very short space of time,” Forsyth recalls. “Most songs were written in the time it took to sing them. But I held them close, and often thought I needed to do something with them. It never felt right to go out and look for it. I felt like I needed to wait and move when I felt inspired.”

That inspiration struck one evening while listening to the radio, where she first encountered pianist and composer Matthew Bourne’s work. “I heard his music and suddenly I could hear them both together,” she says of her songs and his compositions. “I felt compelled to write to him. He got straight back and said he loved what I was doing.” What followed were quick and instinctive collaborations with Bourne and producer and musician Sam Hobbs, with the initial burst of momentum Forsyth felt when writing carried through into the studio, preserving the intricacies and accidents that make an album human.

credits

releases January 17, 2020

Keeley Forsyth - voice
Sam Hobbs - Fender Rhodes, synthesisers, drums & percussion, programming
Mark Creswell - guitar, bass
Matthew Bourne - piano, harmonium, LAMM Memorymoog, cello

All songs written by Keeley Forsyth (copyright control)
Lyrics by Keeley Forsyth/bAs (copyright control/Mute Song)

Song arrangements & additional composition by Sam Hobbs (copyright control), Mark Creswell (copyright control) & Matthew Bourne (Mute Song)
Produced & mixed by Sam Hobbs at rebel elements, Wharfedale
Mastered by Lewis Hopkin at Stardelta

Photography by Maria Alzamora
Artwork by Split

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Keeley Forsyth Harrogate, UK

Keeley Forsyth is a composer, singer and actor from Oldham in the north-west of England.

www.keeleyforsyth.com

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