Lyn Koonce: People from all walks of life who listen to a variety of music seem to really resonate with the songs

Lyn Koonce, folk singer/songwriter has just released her full-length album, Begin Again, releases August 28th, 2020 with a music video to follow; upon rerouting after a 17-year relationship, this album serves as a roadmap for real life. “A huge part of this album is finding the truth of who I am and what I settled for,” Koonce shares. “When I started to believe in who I am as an artist & as a person, that’s when it became clear.” Lyn spoke with The Fountain about the LP as well as her desire to play live again.

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Lucy Feliz: It’s a rather cosmic sounding affair

Brighton-based artist and musician Lucy Feliz has not only released new single, Magic Hour, but has dropped a record with OK Pal Records, Last of the Sun. With a second track on the horizon for release and this LP, there is much to keep an eye out for with Lucy. She spoke with The Fountain about her first track released from the 12″ as well as the album itself.

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Review: Intimations by Zadie Smith

A thoroughly deep and soul-searching set of timely essays on the lockdown experience, Zadie Smith’s Intimations are precisely that, with an observational and astute tone to the work. From the critically acclaimed author of Feel Free, Swing Time, White Teeth, Intimations is a wonderfully short 82 pages that consider many aspects of lockdown, reaching far beyond the surface with these deliberations.

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Pale Fire: We are currently working out arrangements for album number three

Five years after their acclaimed debut Pale Fire return with Husbands: a collection of chamber pop songs that reflects the diversity and wealth of talent present in the current Scottish music and literary scene. Scottish alternative indie sextet Pale Fire were formed in Airdrie and Coatbridge (North Lanarkshire) in 2011 by a group of bedroom musicians who had attended school together: Kris O’Rourke (guitars), James McCann (vocals), Adrian Walker (lead guitar, backing vocals), Matthew Nevans (guitars), Stephen Forrest (bass guitar) and Barry Boulton (drums). The band spoke with The Fountain about all things Husbands as well as their favourite venue to get back to.

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