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Approved: Kerry Devine

By | Published on Monday 26 March 2018

Kerry Devine

Kerry Devine has just announced that she will release her debut album, ‘Away From Mountains’, on 11 May. A stunning beautiful record which contains previously released singles ‘Work You’ and ‘Vehicle’, on it Devine takes inspiration from the East Anglian Fenlands.

“When you’re there and you’re still you can hear so many different sounds”, explains Devine. “So many different layers, so I wanted to create something that sounded like that, that had the depth and the richness, but [was] also very sparse. This place comforts me, I wanted to create a kind of sound womb that the listener could come into [where they could] be comforted too”.

Latest single, the album’s title track ‘Away From Mountains’, is one of the standouts among a record heavy on standouts. Its simplicity is subverted through gradually building layers, which absolutely captures the feel of the seemingly endless expanse of the Fens.

On 7 Apr, Devine will perform songs from the album out on the Fens, as part of an immersive audio-visual art installation. The event will focus on “the female legacy of the Fens, from the dark past of witch hunts that took place in isolated communities, to the role of women in agriculture and those pushing for change in a conservative rural area”. There is more information on that here.

Listen to ‘Away From Mountains’ here:

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