“Ladybird is one of the first songs I wrote when I first moved to The Netherlands and later arranged with Luke. It’s quite a delicate song about a fragile creature and it is reflected in the fingerpicking and the vocals. I discovered a nest of ladybirds in a crack in the window one day and used to watch them emerge one by one in the hopes of finding some warmth within the apartment. They would starkly contrast the empty white walls, like tiny specks of blood…and I became fascinated by them…”


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