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Twist of Fate

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Best playlist I ever made

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Twist of Fate


My favourite rainy day watches...

  • Pride and Prejudice (Kiera Knightly version) It can only be this. I have watched it over 100 times and it never gets old. When I'm sick, sad or solemn - this film is a healing balm to a tired soul. The weather and the colours are so exactly the british countryside, it feels like home. For a period drama, it somehow isn't very frilly. The piano soundtrack is so standout yet still understated that my younger sister asked for the piano music book. Make a cup of tea and snuggle up with a blanket. 

  • Paddington (and Paddington 2) A new favourite of mine. Who can help but be charmed by this lovely little bear with his impeccable manners? I recently rescued an abandoned 'Chef Paddington' toy from a disgarded Happy Meal on the floor of Liverpool Street station. He now lives in my partner's kitchen, overseeing all the mayhem. Perfect film for a brolly buster of a day. 

  • Miss Potter - I guess I have a fondness for films that romanticise the UK? This film, inspired by the life of Beatrix Potter, is a cozy heartbreaker. Almost akin to being sat by a warm fireplace. I was taken back to the characters of my youth, Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck etc. The beautiful animations accent Renée Zellwegers acting perfectly, creating a sweet and wholesome character to fall in love with and shining a light on the beauty of nature and the simple things around us, whilst still ecouraging one to dream bigger. 

  • Harry Potter boxset - For a particularly wet week, start at the beginning and work your way through. If just dipping in, I'd go for Goblet of Fire or Prisoner of Azkaban. 

  • Daisy Jones & The Six - If you're looking for escapism. Here it is. LA sunshine, 70s music, love, drugs, rock and roll lifestyle, it's got it all. This amazon prime series is my favourite thing I've watched in years. But watch out, it may make you seriously want to be in a world famous band, or at least dress like you are. 

  • The Aristocats- Ahhh, 'everybody wants to be a cat'. A childhood favourite of my sister and mine. Paris, music, romance, action, comedy, cats. Too many iconic quotes to include one here for you. A classic.

  • About Time - Richard Curtis is one of my favourite screenwriters. Another person with a fondness like mine for beauty of the UK I think. This film always makes me cry. It's resonated differently each time I've watched it, as I'm sure it will continue to. Going through the normal major milestones in a young adult's life, but not without the classic Richard Curtis twist concept (A famous star walking into the shop you work at and falling in love with you being Notting Hill and a man who can time travel being this one). Nothing extraordinary happens other than that, but that is what makes it so perfect. 

First voice memo
Second voice memo

Welcome to the world of fun! 

Thanks for dropping in! 

I'm going to share with you little bits of my world and my process when making this music. I think that'll be fun right? 

So Twist of Fate I began in Harley's bedroom on his electric guitar when he was at a rehearsal, after of course getting caught in the rain whilst sweetly wandering together and having tea and cake. 

I then found myself at my good friend Tom Read's studio and I played him what I had. He loved it and so we began working it up. We decided it didn't have a clear chorus so together we found out what I was missing in my story and in my picture. It was the heart of the song. The passion. It didn't matter that we got soaked in the rain because I had a warmth glowing inside my chest. Tenderly and tentatively I wanted to be that for Harlet too. "Can I be your fire? The warmth of desire can dry" 

It wasn't finished when I left Tom's house in Oxford that day. I called on my friend Luke Andrews and we set up the mics around the drums at his parents house and we figured out what I was hearing in my head. I was very inspired by Fenne Lily and Phoebe Bridgers on the drum part in this one. 

We sent all the drum stems back to Tom, he worked his magic and after sending it back and forth a few times it was finished. 

I am very very proud of this song. It's one of my favourites. (although they say you should not have favourites). 

It was born a whole year before the rest of these tunes made their way into the world. But as it was written at the same time as the rest, I feel it deserves to be back home with them in its final resting place. 

I hope you enjoy it! 

My 1 year old nephew often listens to this to keep him calm, maybe that could work for you too? 


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